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    May 30, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Biology for Transfer, AS-T

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The biology curriculum is designed to provide a solid foundation in scientific study for students who seek to pursue further study at the baccalaureate level as biology majors, students whose focus is preparation for a career in the allied health disciplines, as well as students who wish to pursue a personal interest in the study of the natural world. Our courses cover topics ranging from cellular and molecular biology to organismal biology and ecology and evolution. Students learn how to engage with the scientific method through a variety of laboratory and field-based activities.

Pursuant to SB1440, section 66756, to earn an Associate in Science in Biology for Transfer (AS-T in Biology) degree students must:

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of degree-applicable courses
  • Minimum overall grade point average of 2.0
  • Minimum grade of “C” (or “P”) for each course in the major
  • Completion of IGETC and/or CSU GE-Breadth

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Communicate scientific processes and ideas effectively in written and oral forms.
  • Identify and explain relationships between form and function of biological structures at the molecular, cellular, organismal, and ecosystem levels.
  • Effectively apply current technology and scientific methodologies for problem-solving.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the mechanisms driving evolution, the role of evolution as the central unifying concept of biology and describe similarities and differences of the major taxonomic groups.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental biological processes of metabolism, homeostasis, growth, reproduction, development, genetics, and whole-organism physiology.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how organisms interact with one another and with their environment and explain interactions at the population and community levels.
  • Use various types of laboratory and field technologies to systematically collect data.
  • Organize and assess data into graphs and/or tables and interpret these data in order to make conclusions.

Complete Option 1 or Option 2

Biology Option 1

Total Units Required: 31-35

To earn the associate for transfer degree:

See Earning an Associate Degree  for associate degree for transfer graduation requirements.


See an IVC counselor for course substitution if a course is not available.

Third-party credentialing:

Third-party credentialing may be subject to change without notice. This information is accurate as of the publication date of this catalog. For the most current information, please consult with the area dean.

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