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Palomar College Learning For Success

Rancho Bernardo Education Center

(South Education Center)



The Associate in Science in Biology for Transfer provides students with a comprehensive study of the biological sciences as well as the supporting core to understand the dynamics of biology.  The Associate in Science in Biology for Transfer is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree in the major of Biology. Students completing the major will have a fundamental understanding of concepts and processes in molecular, cellular and organismal biology as well as ecology and evolution.  In addition, students will have a solid foundation in math, physics, and chemistry.

To obtain the Biology Associate in Arts for Transfer, students must complete the following:

  • Maximum of 60 CSU-transferable units with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 and a grade of “C” or better in all courses required for the major
  • A minimum of 18 semester units in the major as determined by the community college district
  • One of the following general education patterns: the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) pattern of 39 units OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern of 37 units.

Associate Degree for Transfer (AS-T)

CourseUnitsFace-to-Face at RBECOnlinePre-Req
Total Units33-35
Program Requirements
BIOL 200: Foundations of Biology I5CHEM 110 & 110L
BIOL 201: Foundations of Biology II5BIO 200
List A (21-22 units)
CHEM 110: General Chemistry 3Spring 19, Fall 19CHEM 100
CHEM 110L: General Chemistry Laboratory2Spring 19, Fall 19CHEM 110 or
Co Enroll in CHEM 110
CHEM 115: General Chemistry3Spring 19CHEM 110 & 110L
CHEM 115L: General Chemistry Laboratory2Spring 19CHEM 110 & 110L
MATH 140: Calculus with Analytic Geometry, First Course5Spring 19, Fall 19MATH 135
MATH 110 & MATH 115
PHYS 120: General Physics and4MATH 110
PHYS 121: General Physics 4PHYS 120
PHYS 230: Principles of Physics 5MATH 141
Co Enroll in MATH 141
PHYS 231: Principles of Physics5PHYS 230
MATH 205 or
Co Enroll in MATH 205