Biology AS-T Degree

The Associate in Science in Biology for Transfer, also called the Biology AS-T Degree, is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer with junior status to a CSU campus in a program or major in Biology for completion of a baccalaureate degree. Upon successful completion of courses leading to the Biology AS-T Degree the student will be able to know and understand Biology concepts, skills and applications to attain upper division status in Biology at any CSU institutions.

This Biology AS-T degree requires students to meet both of the following requirements:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    • The Intersegmental GE Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University GE-Breadth Requirements (CSU GE-B).
    • A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis. All courses in the major or area of emphasis must be completed with a grade of "C" (or “P”) or better for each course in the major.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. There are no additional graduation requirements. Students are advised to consult with a counselor to verify transfer requirements.
Course Code Title Units
Required Core CoursesUnits
BI 005Molecular and Cell Biology5
BI 006Biology of Organisms5
CH 001AGeneral Chemistry I5
CH 001BGeneral Chemistry II5
MATH 001ACalculus4
MATH 001BCalculus4
PH 020APhysics for Life Sciences Majors I4
PH 020BPhysics for Life Sciences Majors II4
PH 002ACollege Physics I4
PH 002BCollege Physics II4
PH 003AEngineering Physics4
PH 003BEngineering Physics4
Required Subtotal36
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units) 2

Units for the major may be double counted for CSU GE or IGETC for STEM, confer with Counselor.


Elective units to reach 60-unit total must be CSU transferable, confer with Counselor.

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (SB 1440).