The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree with a focus in biology is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in biology. Lower-division coursework in physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics prepares students to transfer to a four-year university for upper-division biology coursework. Graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from their transfer institution will be well equipped for graduate school and careers in biomedical fields, industry, governmental agencies, and non-governmental organizations requiring a broad-based education in science, mathematics, and communication. Those graduates may enter such fields as conservation or environmental science, science writing, education, botany, forest or marine science, veterinary medicine, agricultural research, pharmaceuticals, human medicine, or other life science careers such as research in microbiology, biotechnology, bio-informatics, or genetics.
Statewide General Education Student Learning Outcomes
While this program has no formal entrance requirements, individual courses may have prerequisites which must be met before enrollment.
|Course ||Title ||Credits |
|WR 121Z||Composition I||4|
|WR 122Z||Composition II||4|
|or WR 227Z|| Technical Writing|
Oregon public universities with a biology major include: Eastern Oregon University, Oregon Institute of Technology, Oregon State University, Portland State University, Southern Oregon University, University of Oregon, Western Oregon University.
BI 221 Principles of Biology: Cells, BI 222 Principles of Biology: Organisms, BI 223 Principles of Biology: Populations, CH 221 General Chemistry I, CH 222 General Chemistry II, and CH 223 General Chemistry III should be completed prior to transfer in order to be prepared for upper-division courses in Biology.
Consider CH 241 Organic Chemistry I, CH 242 Organic Chemistry II, and CH 243 Organic Chemistry III as an alternative to PH 201 General Physics I, PH 202 General Physics II, and PH 203 General Physics III in the electives; see advisor for details.
Oregon State University recommends COMM 111Z Public Speaking, WR 227Z Technical Writing, and HHP 295 Health and Fitness from the recommended foundational curriculum options and CH 241 Organic Chemistry I, CH 242 Organic Chemistry II, CH 243 Organic Chemistry III, MTH 251 Calculus I, and MTH 252 Calculus II from electives options.
University of Oregon recommends WR 122Z Composition II from the recommended foundational curriculum options.
Eastern Oregon University, Portland State University, and Southern Oregon University recommends STAT 243Z Elementary Statistics I as an elective.