Associate of Science
The Associate of Science Biology Transfer Major is designed for students wishing to pursue various tracks within the field of Biology, including pre-medicine, Neuroscience, and Wildlife/Conservation Biology. Students upon graduation with an AS Degree in Biology from WITCC will be able to:
- Explain how the evolutionary process works, and how it gave rise to the diversity of organisms on Earth today.
- Recognize and categorize the important organic molecules that make up all living things.
- Describe how organisms are classified using the modern biological classification scheme, and the key criteria that are used to distinguish the major groups.
- Describe how genetic material is transmitted from one generation to the next in eukaryotes.
- Explain the levels of organization and structure in both plants and animals.
- Describe the functions of major structures within a cell, and how proteins are built within a cell.
- Explain the various ways that organisms may interact with one another ecologically, and with their non-living environment.
- Apply proper scientific terminology appropriately both verbally and in writing.
- Analyze scientific data both graphically and statistically to reach a reasonable conclusion.
- Relate and apply material learned in other coursework to the field of biology.
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Transfer to a Four-Year School
If a bachelor's degree is your educational goal, getting a head start on your major has never been easier. You can apply the credits from this associate degree toward a bachelor's degree at a four-year college and university. To make the most of your time and money, tell your advisor about your transfer plans early in the admissions process.
Four-Year College Agreements
A biology student studies living organisms' functions and characteristics. This includes the origin and history of animal and plant life, and their characteristics, function, processes and habits.
- Natural Sciences Managers
- Animal Scientists
- Soil and Plant Scientists
- Biochemists and Biophysicists
- Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
- Bioinformatics Scientists
- Molecular and Cellular Biologists
- Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
- Biological Technicians
- Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
- Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
- Secondary School Teachers