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Biology Concentration

Associate of Science

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

This program has been designed to match as closely as possible the first two years of a biology degree at the University of Arizona. Students planning to transfer to ASU or NAU should complete the Associate of Arts Biology Concentration.  Meet with an advisor to complete a transfer plan.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes


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Contact Information

Division of Sciences
Dean: 520.206.2180
Program Advisor: 520.206.6079
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Transfer to a university 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 Requirement: Fulfill the I, C, and G requirements 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
CHM 235IN General Organic Chemistry I [SUN# CHM2235] 4
CHM 236IN General Organic Chemistry II [SUN# CHM2236] 4
MAT 220 Calculus I [SUN# MAT2220] 5
MAT 231 Calculus II [SUN# MAT2230] 4
Subtotal 33

Required Support Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
  or Second Language**
Introductory Physics I [SUN# PHY1121]
  First semester language course
  or Second Language**
Introductory Physics I [SUN# PHY1131]
  Second semester language course
STU 100
  or STU 107
Student Success and Career Planning
  or University Transfer Preparation
  or STU 210UT
University of Arizona Transition
  University Transition
Subtotal 11
Total 62

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

** Bachelor of Science majors at the UA require two semesters of a second language.  For some majors it is recommended to take the language courses in the first two years, and others not until the third or fourth year.  See the UA Degree Search pages for details about the major you plan to pursue.

Program/Major/Concentration Codes: AOSASI/ASI1/ASIB

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