Biology | AS - Western Iowa Tech Community College
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Biology | AS

Biology | AS

Associate of Science
Sioux City
Estimated Program Costs Required Classes Entrance Requirements Transfer Options

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.

Meet Your Advisor

Pamela Ives
Pamela Ives
Admissions Representative
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
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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

Required Classes for Biology | AS

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
BIO 116 General Biology 1B 4
CHM 166 General Chemistry I 5
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
ENG 105 Composition I 3
BIO 117 General Biology IIB 4
CHM 176 General Chemistry II 5
ENG 106 Composition II 3
MAT 129 Pre-Calculus 5
CHM 261 Organic Chemistry I 4
BIO 295 Ecology 4
MAT 211 Calculus I 4
PHI 105 Introduction to Ethics 3
CHM 271 Organic Chemistry II 4
BIO 147 Genetics 4
SPC 112 Public Speaking 3
SOC 108 Fundamentals of Diversity 3
LIT 101 Introduction to Literature 3

Entrance Requirements

  • Verification of high school, GED or HSED official transcript.
  • Submitted documentation of composite ACT score of at least 22 or ALEKS PPL score of greater than or equal to 34.

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Dr. Greg Romig
Dr. Greg Romig
Biology Instructor
Sioux City Campus, Room L322
Dr. Renee Romig Ph.D.
Dr. Renee Romig Ph.D.
Biology Instructor
Sioux City Campus, Room L322
Sima Dabir M.S.
Sima Dabir M.S.
Associate Dean of Arts & Science
Sioux City Campus, Room L317

Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $12,608.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $12,672.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated student housing and meals: $3,075.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.