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 121||Academic Composition||4|
|WR 122||Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition||4|
|or WR 227|| 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 211 Principles of Biology, BI 212 Principles of Biology, and BI 213 Principles of Biology should be taken at the same institution to avoid transfer issues; see advisor for details.
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: recommend COMM 111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking, WR 227 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: recommend WR 122 Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition from the recommended foundational curriculum options.
Eastern Oregon University, Portland State University, and Southern Oregon University: recommend MTH 243 Introduction to Probability and Statistics I as an elective if room in the program.