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Catalog 2023-2024 
Catalog 2023-2024

Associate of Science (AS) Concentration in Biology

Associate of Science (AS) with MTA Transfer

Program Code: 450 ∙ Credit Hours: 60 ∙ Contact Hours: 62-75


The Associate of Science, Concentration in Biology, degree is for students who plan to pursue a bachelorʼs degree in a biological science field.


A student must successfully complete at least 30 credits, with at least a 2.0 in each course, to fulfill the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).

Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) Requirements

  • 1 Course in English Composition
  • A second course in English Composition or 1 course in Communications
  • 1 Course in Mathematics
  • 2 Courses in Social Sciences (from two disciplines)
  • 2 Courses in Humanities and Fine Arts (from two disciplines excluding studio and performance classes)
  • 2 Courses in Natural Sciences including one with laboratory experience (from two disciplines)

Humanities and Fine Arts (A.S.)

Choose two (2) courses from two (2) different Humanities and Fine Arts categories

Natural Sciences

These two (2) courses satisfy the Natural Sciences requirements of MTA and are also part of the Pathway requirements


BIOLOGY PATHWAY COURSES (19 credit hours):

(BIO 151 and CEM 121 are also part of the pathway requirements. They are listed above in MTA and will satisfy both areas.)

GENERAL ELECTIVES (5-7 credit hours):

Take an additional 5-7 credit hours to total 60 hours.  These 5-7 hours can be any course 100 level or higher not taken above.  Electives should be chosen carefully.