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Biology Concentration

Associate of Arts

Psrepare to transfer to a university in a biological science by taking foundational courses in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics. 

This program is designed for transfer to ASU, NAU or another university that does not require calculus or second language to complete a bachelor’s degree in biology-related disciplines.  Students transferring to the UA or to a university that requires calculus or a second language should complete the Associate of Science Biology Concentration.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes


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Contact Information

Division of Sciences
Dean: 520.206.2180
Program Advisor: 520.206.6079
Information Sessions

Academic Options

Transfer to ASU, NAU or other university which does not require calculus or second language to complete a bachelor’s degree and continue your studies in the Life Sciences.


After earning a bachelor's degree, work in the life sciences in a wide variety of careers such as research, manufacturing, medicine, government, and agriculture.

Program Requirements 2020-2021

Arizona General Education Curriculum Requirements (AGEC-S)

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

AGEC-S Requirements Credits
English Composition 6
Humanities and Fine Arts 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 6
Special Requirements
The I, C, and G requirements should be fulfilled by completing appropriate courses in the above categories
Subtotal 18

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
BIO 181IN General Biology I [SUN# BIO1181] 4
BIO 182IN General Biology II [SUN# BIO1182] 4
CHM 151IN General Chemistry I [SUN# CHM1151] 4
CHM 152IN General Chemistry II [SUN# CHM1152] 4
Subtotal 33

Mathematics: Complete one of the following Mathematics Tracks based on transfer major

Course # Course Title Credits
Mathematics Track 1
Recommended for most UA B.A. programs - see UA advisor
MAT 188 Precalculus I 4
MAT 189 Precalculus II 3
MAT 220 Calculus I [SUN# MAT2220] 5
Mathematics Track 2 
Recommended for most NAU programs - see NAU advisor
MAT 188 Precalculus I 4
MAT 189 Precalculus II 3
MAT 167 Introductory Statistics [SUN# MAT1160] 3
Mathematics Track 3  
Recommended for most ASU programs - see ASU advisor
MAT 188 Precalculus I 4
MAT 167 Introductory Statistics [SUN# MAT1160] 3
MAT 212 Topics in Calculus [SUN# MAT2212] 3
Subtotal 10-12

Science Electives

Course # Course Title Credits
Complete four courses from the list below, based on transfer major
BIO 127IN Human Nutrition and Biology 4
BIO 201IN Human Anatomy and Physiology I [SUN# BIO2201] 4
BIO 201H Human Anatomy, Physiology and Histology 4
BIO 202IN Human Anatomy and Physiology II [SUN# BIO2202] 4
BIO 250 Biomedical Ethics 3
PHY 121IN Introductory Physics I [SUN# PHY1111] 4
PHY122IN Introductory Physics II [SUN# PHY1112] 4
First Semester Language 4
Second Semester Language 4
Subtotal 15-16
Core Total 59-62

Required Support Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
STU 100
  or STU 107
Student Success and Career Planning
  or University Transfer Preparation
  or STU 210UT
University of Arizona Transition
  or University Transition
Subtotal 3
Total 62-66

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses: Biological and Physical Sciences - BIO 181IN and 182IN; Mathematics - MAT 167 or 220; Other - CHM 151IN and 152IN.

Program/Major/Concentration Codes: AOAALA/ALA1/ALAB

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