Transfer Degree-Emphasis

Biology Emphasis, Associate in Science, Transfer Track 1

Area of Study
Math and Science

Overview

Complete your Associate in Science, Transfer Track 1 with an emphasis in Biology in preparation for transferring to a four-year university.

Sample Schedule

This sample schedule is provided as a guide for a full-time student starting in fall quarter whose goal is to earn the Associate in Science, Transfer Track 1.  The courses are designed with the appropriate number of credits to meet degree requirements and are organized in a recommended sequence. Please consult an advisor to schedule courses and develop a personalized educational plan.

      Your personal educational plan will vary based on many factors including:

  • The quarter you begin
  • How many classes/credits you plan to take in each quarter
  • Your math and English placement
  • If you have credits you have already taken and plan to transfer them
  • The college you are interested in transferring to
  • If you start in our Transitional Studies program

Sample Career Options

  • Educator
  • Field Technician
  • Park Ranger
  • Research Scientist

Transfer and Degree Requirements

Students working toward their transfer degree typically take a variety of courses designed to fulfill the general requirements of most four-year colleges and universities. Students intending to transfer to a four-year college for further study are encouraged to work closely with their advisor and transfer institution to explore the requirements of the college they wish to attend after Peninsula. Most institutions have separate admission criteria, which may be based on grades, prerequisite coursework, test scores, and other considerations. Our sample schedule is designed to provide you with faculty recommended courses to complete your Associate in Science, Transfer Track 1 degree with an emphasis in biology, but is not a major ready pathway.

Transfer Institution Information

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are listed on the Area of Study webpage.

First Quarter

Meet with your advisor to talk about your long-term schedule, taking into account your transfer plans.

Catalog #
Title
Credits
5

First course in the three-quarter sequence of introductory biology for science students. An introduction to evolutionary and ecological processes involved in the generation of our planet’s biodiversity, including a review of patterns and processes that influence the origin, evolution, distribution, and abundance of living things. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Natural Sciences with Lab, Elective)

Credits: 5

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5

Active reading, effective writing, and critical thinking, using subjective and objective approaches. Introduction to research techniques. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Communication Skills)

Credits: 5

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5

Analysis of linear, piecewise, quadratic, polynomial, rational, inverse, exponential, and logarithmic functions; their applications; and their graphs. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Quantitative Skills, Natural Sciences, Elective)

Credits: 5

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Sub-Total Credits
15

Completion of MATH 98 or equivalent placement is required to enroll in MATH& 141. Students should work with an advisor to create an individualized education plan based on placement and pre-requisites.

Second Quarter

It’s not too soon to explore transfer options. Make a transfer appointment.

Catalog #
Title
Credits
5

Second course in the three-quarter sequence of introductory biology for science students. Introduction to structure and function of biomolecules, cells, and membranes; photosynthesis and respiration; molecular origin of life; phylogenetic and metabolic diversity of prokaryotes; and molecular genetics and genomics. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Natural Sciences with Lab, Elective)

Credits: 5

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5

Conic sections; trigonometric functions; identities; inverse trigonometric functions; trigonometric equations; solutions of right triangles; laws of sines and cosines; vectors; polar coordinates; and complex numbers. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Quantitative Skills, Natural Sciences, Elective)

Credits: 5

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Humanities  +
5
Sub-Total Credits
15

Humanities + Consider Public Speaking (CMST& 220) or any Art course.

Third Quarter

Check your educational plan to make sure you’re on track to graduate.

Catalog #
Title
Credits
5

Third course in the three-quarter sequence of introductory biology for science students. Introduction to the study of the structure and function of plants and animals and how they cope with varying environmental conditions. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Natural Sciences with Lab, Elective)

Credits: 5

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5

Introduction to methods and applications of elementary descriptive and inferential statistics; summarizing data graphically and numerically, probability, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, correlation and linear regression. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Quantitative Skills, Natural Sciences, Elective)

Credits: 5

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Social Sciences  +
5
Sub-Total Credits
15

Social Sciences + Choose Contemporary Global Issues (SOCSI 101), Economics (ECON&), or World History III (HIST& 128).

Fourth Quarter

Meet with your educational and career planner to explore universities.

Catalog #
Title
Credits
5

For science and engineering majors. This course focuses on the fundamentals of chemical structures: atomic nature of matter, atomic structure, periodic trends, quantum concepts, molecular structure, and chemical reactions. Three hours of lecture and four hours of laboratory. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Natural Sciences with Lab, Elective)

Credits: 5

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Humanities or Social Sciences  +
5
5

Limits and continuity; techniques and applications of derivatives of algebraic and transcendental functions; an introduction to antiderivatives. This class may include students from multiple sections. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Quantitative Skills, Natural Sciences, Elective)

Credits: 5

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Sub-Total Credits
15

Humanities or Social Sciences + Consider Intro to Indigenous Humanities (IS 109) or World History I (HIST& 126).

Fifth Quarter

Apply to graduate. You’re just two quarters away...keep it up!

Catalog #
Title
Credits
Additional Requirements  +
5
5

This course focuses on physical and chemical interactions: intermolecular forces, properties of mixtures, gas laws, and thermodynamics. This course builds on the content developed in CHEM& 161. Three hours of lecture and four hours of laboratory. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Elective)

Credits: 5

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5

Integration involving algebraic and transcendental functions. Applications of integration, including an introduction to differential equations. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Quantitative Skills, Natural Sciences, Elective)

Credits: 5

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Sub-Total Credits
15

Sixth Quarter

You’re almost done! Good luck on your final quarter!

Catalog #
Title
Credits
Additional Requirements  +
5
5

This course focuses on the quantitation of dynamic chemical systems: equilibrium, acid-based reactions, electrochemistry, kinetics, and nuclear reactions. This course builds on the content developed in CHEM& 162. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Elective)

Credits: 5

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5

Sequences and series, vector algebra and vector functions, functions of several variables, and partial derivatives. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Quantitative Skills, Natural Sciences, Elective)

Credits: 5

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Sub-Total Credits
15
Total Credits
90