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Biology AS-T

Associate in Science in Biology for Transfer

To earn this AS-T, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of the following major courses with grades of C or better.
  • Completion of a maximum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0; 
  • Certified completion of either the California State University General Education Breadth pattern (CSU GE-B) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC). 
Required Core Courses

For sections with honors courses, select either the honors version or the non-honors version.  

Code Class Units
BIO 001A General Biology: Cells (3.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab) 5.0
BIO 001AH General Biology: Cells-Honors (3.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab) 5.0
BIO 001B General Biology: Organisms (3.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab) 5.0
List A - Complete all courses listed (24.0-25.0 units)

Students must take CHM 001A, CHM 001B, MAT 003, PHY 002A and 002B or PHY 004A and 004B. For sections with honors courses, select either the honors version or the non-honors version. 

Code Class Units
CHM 001A General Chemistry (3.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab) 5.0
CHM 001AH General Chemistry I - Honors (3.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab) 5.0
CHM 001B General Chemistry (3.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab) 5.0
CHM 001BH General Chemistry II - Honors (3.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab) 5.0
MAT 003A Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (5.0 Lecture) 5.0
MAT 003AH Analytic Geometry and Calculus I - Honors (5.0 Lecture) 5.0
PHY 002A General Physics - Mechanics and Thermodynamics (4.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 5.0
PHY 002B General Physics - Electricity, Magnetism And Optics (4.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 5.0
PHY 004A Engineering Physics-Mechanics (4.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 5.0
PHY 004B Engineering Physics-Electricity and Magnetism (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0

It is strongly recommended that course sequences be completed at the same college.

List B - Complete Listed courses (3.0 units)

For sections with honors courses, select either the honors version or the non-honors version.  

Code Class Units
PSY 001 General Psychology (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
PSY 001H General Psychology - Honors (3.0 Lecture) 3.0


Required Units for the Major

Required unts for the major 37.0-38.0
plus completion of general education requirements
and electives as needed to reach 60 units.
Total required units 60.0
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*Several courses will double-count for the major and GE.  See catalog description for information regarding specific GE areas.

  • While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
  • Completing ENG 001B prior to transfer is highly recommended.
  • Completing courses prior to transfer that satisfy the U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals requirement as part of the CSU GE-B or CSU IGETC is highly recommended.
  • For CSUs with similar majors, visit www.adegreewithaguarantee.com
  • C-ID approved courses from any community college can be substituted for major requirements.  See <HYPERLINK> for approved C-ID courses.  For non-C-ID approved courses, submit the Course Substitution Form. <INSERT HYPERLINK> 
  • LIB 010 and REA 054 are NOT required for this degree.
  • Completion of this degree satisfies requirements for the Certificate of Achievement in Transfer Studies.
  • Submit the AA-T/AS-T Application for Degree and Certificate of Achievement <insert hyperlink> to the Admissions and Records Office.
  • Completion of this degree waives GE requirements for subsequent degrees.  
Make an appointment with a Counselor for more information.