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Associate in Science, Emphasis in Biological Sciences

The Associate in Science (AS), Emphasis in Biological Sciences provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students who wish to specialize in biology-related fields and/or are preparing for application to professional graduate programs in various medical fields. With a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career as a biological research lab or field technician. With a graduate degree, students may pursue a number of careers, including but not limited to, bioinformatic scientists, molecular and cellular biologists, ecologists, wildlife conservationists and environmental scientists, marine biologists, secondary school (grades 7-12) teachers and university professors, pharmaceutical developer, food safety investigator, geneticists, physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, dentists, and optometrists and veterinarians.

Details

Details iconImportant information you’ll need when applying for admission:
Field of Interest
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Type
Associate Degree
Associate in Science, Emphasis in Biological Sciences (DEG)
Total Credits Required
60-64
Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.
Effective term
Fall 2021
Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course in the program.

Admission to graduate/professional programs is competitive. GPA in science courses (as well as cumulative GPA) is often an important selection criterion. Understanding of course content is important in preparation for exams such MCAT, DAT, PCAT and GRE that are generally weighted in admissions rankings.

What You'll Learn
  • Explain the relationship between structure and function at the molecular, cellular, and organismal levels. (BIO181++, BIO182++, BIO201++, BIO202, BIO205, BIO220, CHM150, CHM150AA, CHM151, CHM151AA, CHM151LL, CHM152, CHM152AA, CHM152LL, CHM230, CHM230LL, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236AA, CHM236LL, CHM238, CHM238LL)
  • Apply fundamental theories of physical and life sciences to explain the diversity of living things and modes of energy exchange. (BIO181++, BIO182++, BIO201++, BIO202, BIO205, BIO220, CHM150, CHM150AA, CHM151, CHM151AA, CHM151LL, CHM152, CHM152AA, CHM152LL, CHM230, CHM230LL, CHM235, CHM235AA, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236AA, CHM236LL, CHM238, CHM238LL, PHY101, PHY101AA, PHY111, PHY111AA, PHY112)
  • Apply the scientific method to investigate fundamental and novel questions regarding natural phenomena. (BIO181++, BIO182++, BIO201++, BIO202, BIO205, BIO220, CHM150, CHM150AA, CHM151, CHM151AA, CHM151LL, CHM152, CHM152AA, CHM152LL, CHM230, CHM230LL, CHM235, CHM235AA, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236AA, CHM236LL, CHM238, CHM238LL, MAT206, MAT220, MAT221, PHY101, PHY101AA, PHY111, PHY111AA, PHY112, PSY101, PSY230, PSY231, SWU225)
  • Utilize technology to conduct experiments and collect, analyze and communicate data. (BIO181++, BIO182++, BIO201++, BIO202, BIO205, BIO220, CHM150AA, CHM151AA, CHM151LL, CHM152AA, CHM152LL, CHM230LL, CHM235AA, CHM235LL, CHM236AA, CHM236LL, CHM238, CHM238LL, CIS+++, CSC+++, MAT206, MAT220, MAT221, PHY101, PHY101AA, PHY111, PHY111AA, PHY112, PSY230, PSY231, SWU225, [FYC], [HU], [L], [MA], [SB], [C], [G/H], (COM), (CRE))
  • Adhere to standard safety protocols when performing experiments and collecting data. (BIO181++, BIO182++, BIO201++, BIO202, BIO205, BIO220, CHM150AA, CHM151AA, CHM151LL, CHM152AA, CHM152LL, CHM230LL, CHM235AA, CHM235LL, CHM236AA, CHM236LL, CHM238, CHM238LL, PHY101, PHY101AA, PHY111, PHY111AA, PHY112)
  • Critically evaluate the internal and external validity of scientific studies to inform decisions. (ASB100, BIO181++, BIO182++, BIO201++, BIO202, BIO205, BIO220, CHM150, CHM150AA, CHM151, CHM151AA, CHM151LL, CHM152, CHM152AA, CHM152LL, CHM230, CHM230LL, CHM235, CHM235AA, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236AA, CHM236LL, CHM238, CHM238LL, CIS+++, CSC+++, GIS205, GIS211, GLG101, GLG101IN, GLG103, GPH111, GPH112, GPH113, MAT206, MAT220, MAT221, PHY101, PHY101AA, PHY111, PHY111AA, PHY112, PSY230, PSY231, SWU225, LANG, [L], [C], [G/H])
  • Effectively communicate orally, visually and in writing in an articulate, respectful and culturally responsive manner. (ASB100, BIO181++, BIO182++, BIO201++, BIO202, BIO205, BIO220, CHM150, CHM150AA, CHM151, CHM151AA, CHM151LL, CHM152, CHM152AA, CHM152LL, CHM230, CHM230LL, CHM235, CHM235AA, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236AA, CHM236LL, CHM238, CHM238LL, GIS205, GIS211, GLG101, GLG101IN, GLG103, GPH111, GPH112, GPH113, MAT206, PHY101, PHY101AA, PHY111, PHY111AA, PHY112, PSY230, PSY231, SWU225, LANG, [FYC], [HU], [L], [MA], [SB], [C], [G/H], (COM), (CRE))
  • Collaborate with diverse individuals to solve problems. (ASB100, BIO181++, BIO182++, BIO201++, BIO202, BIO205, BIO220, CHM150, CHM150AA, CHM151, CHM151AA, CHM151LL, CHM152, CHM152AA, CHM152LL, CHM230, CHM230LL, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM235AA, CHM236, CHM236AA, CHM236LL, CHM238, CHM238LL, GIS205, GIS211, GLG101, GLG101IN, GLG103, GPH111, GPH112, GPH113, PHY101, PHY101AA, PHY111, PHY111AA, PHY112, PSY101, LANG, [FYC], [HU], [L], [MA], [SB], [C], [G/H], (COM), (CRE))
  • Demonstrate dependability, adaptability and persistence to set and achieve goals. (BIO181++, BIO182++, BIO201++, BIO202, BIO205, BIO220, CHM150, CHM150AA, CHM151, CHM151AA, CHM151LL, CHM152, CHM152AA, CHM152LL, CHM230, CHM230LL CHM235, CHM235AA, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236AA, CHM236LL, CHM238, CHM238LL, GIS205, GIS211, GLG101, GLG101IN, GLG103, GPH111, GPH112, GPH113, MAT206, MAT220, MAT221, PHY101, PHY101AA, PHY111, PHY111AA, PHY112, PSY230, PSY231, SWU225, [FYC], [HU], [L], [MA], [SB], [C], [G/H], (COM), (CRE))
  • Integrate social and ethical responsibility in decision making and actions. (BIO181++, BIO182++, BIO201++, BIO202, BIO205, BIO220, CHM150, CHM150AA, CHM151, CHM151AA, CHM151LL, CHM152, CHM152AA, CHM152LL, CHM230, CHM230LL, CHM235, CHM235AA, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236AA, CHM236LL, CHM238, CHM238LL, GIS205, GIS211, GLG101, GLG101IN, GLG103, GPH111, GPH112, GPH113, MAT206, PHY101, PHY101AA, PHY111, PHY111AA, PHY112, PSY230, PSY231, SWU225, [FYC], [HU], [L], [MA], [SB], [C], [G/H], (COM), (CRE))
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:16-17
BIO181++General Biology (Majors) I4
BIO182++General Biology (Majors) II4
CHM150General Chemistry I (4) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
OR
CHM150AAGeneral Chemistry (5)
OR
CHM151General Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
OR
CHM151AAGeneral Chemistry (4)4-5
CHM152General Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM152LLGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
OR
CHM152AAGeneral Chemistry II (4)4
Course Sequence by Term
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:6-31
Complete requirements in the transfer option that best aligns with your academic and professional goals. If your intended transfer institution is not listed, then select a combination of courses from the transfer options listed in order to meet the minimum credits required in the Restricted Electives section. Consult with an academic, faculty, or program advisor to prevent exceeding your university transfer program`s maximum transferable credits (typically 64).
Transfer Plan 1: Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), Biological Sciences, Bachelor of Science
CHM230Fundamental Organic Chemistry (3) AND
CHM230LLFundamental Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1)
OR
CHM235General Organic Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM235LLGeneral Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM235AAGeneral Organic Chemistry I with Lab (4)
AND
CHM236General Organic Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM236LLGeneral Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR
CHM236AAGeneral Organic Chemistry IIA with Lab (4)4-8
Note: Pre-health students should take the two semester sequence of organic chemistry ([(CHM235 and CHM235LL) or CHM235AA] and [(CHM236 and CHM236LL) or CHM236AA]) prior to transferring to ASU. See the pre-health website for more information.
MAT206Elements of Statistics (3)
OR
PSY230Introduction to Statistics (3)
OR
PSY230Introduction to Statistics (3) AND
PSY231Laboratory for Statistics (1)
OR
SWU225Statistics for Social Research/Justice and Government (3)3-4
Note: Concurrent enrollment in PSY231 lab required with PSY230 enrollment at some MCCCD colleges
PHY101Introduction to Physics (4) OR
PHY101AAIntroduction to Physics (5)
OR
PHY111General Physics I (4) OR
PHY111AAGeneral Physics I (5) AND
PHY112General Physics II (4)4-9
Note: Pre-health students should take the two semester sequence of general physics [(PHY111 or PHY111AA) and PHY112]. See the pre-health website for more information.
Transfer Plan 2: Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), Biological Sciences (Biomedical Sciences), Bachelor of Science
ASB100Introduction to Global Health3
CHM230Fundamental Organic Chemistry (3) AND
CHM230LLFundamental Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1)
OR
CHM235General Organic Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM235LLGeneral Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM235AAGeneral Organic Chemistry I with Lab (4)
AND
CHM236General Organic Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM236LLGeneral Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR
CHM236AAGeneral Organic Chemistry IIA with Lab (4)4-8
Note: Pre-health students should take the two semester sequence of organic chemistry ([(CHM235 and CHM235LL) or CHM235AA] and [(CHM236 and CHM236LL) or CHM236AA]) prior to transferring to ASU. See the pre-health website for more information.
MAT206Elements of Statistics (3)
OR
PSY230Introduction to Statistics (3)
OR
PSY230Introduction to Statistics (3) AND
PSY231Laboratory for Statistics (1)
OR
SWU225Statistics for Social Research/Justice and Government (3)3-4
Note: Concurrent enrollment in PSY231 lab required with PSY230 enrollment at some MCCCD colleges
PHY101Introduction to Physics (4) OR
PHY101AAIntroduction to Physics (5)
OR
PHY111General Physics I (4) OR
PHY111AAGeneral Physics I (5) AND
PHY112General Physics II (4)4-9
Note: Pre-health students should take the two semester sequence of general physics [(PHY111 or PHY111AA) and PHY112]. See the pre-health website for more information.
Transfer Plan 3: Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), Biological Sciences (Conservation Biology and Ecology), Bachelor of Science
MAT206Elements of Statistics (3)
OR
PSY230Introduction to Statistics (3)
OR
PSY230Introduction to Statistics (3) AND
PSY231Laboratory for Statistics (1)
OR
SWU225Statistics for Social Research/Justice and Government (3)3-4
Note: Concurrent enrollment in PSY231 lab required with PSY230 enrollment at some MCCCD colleges
ASU Physical Science Requirement
CHM230Fundamental Organic Chemistry (3) AND
CHM230LLFundamental Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1)
OR
CHM235General Organic Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM235LLGeneral Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
OR
CHM235AAGeneral Organic Chemistry I with Lab (4)
OR
GIS205Geographic Information Technologies (3)
OR
GIS211Geographic Information Science I (4)
OR
GLG101INIntroduction to Geology - Physical (4)
OR
GLG101Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lecture (3) AND
GLG103Introduction to Geology I - Physical Laboratory (1)
OR
GPH111Introduction to Physical Geography Lecture (3) AND
GPH112Introduction to Physical Geography Lab (1)
OR
GPH113Introduction to Physical Geography (4)
OR
PHY101Introduction to Physics (4)
OR
PHY101AAIntroduction to Physics (5)
OR
PHY111General Physics I (4)
OR
PHY111AAGeneral Physics I (5)3-5
Note: Pre-health students should select PHY111, PHY111AA, (CHM235 and CHM235LL), or CHM235AA. See the pre-health website for more information.
Transfer Plan 4: Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), Biological Sciences (Genetics, Cell and Development Biology), Bachelor of Science
CHM230Fundamental Organic Chemistry (3) AND
CHM230LLFundamental Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1)
OR
CHM235General Organic Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM235LLGeneral Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM235AAGeneral Organic Chemistry I with Lab (4)
AND
CHM236General Organic Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM236LLGeneral Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR
CHM236AAGeneral Organic Chemistry IIA with Lab (4)4-8
Note: Pre-health students should take the two semester sequence of organic chemistry ([(CHM235 and CHM235LL) or CHM235AA] and [(CHM236 and CHM236LL) or CHM236AA]) prior to transferring to ASU. See the pre-health website for more information.
MAT206Elements of Statistics (3)
OR
PSY230Introduction to Statistics (3)
OR
PSY230Introduction to Statistics (3) AND
PSY231Laboratory for Statistics (1)
OR
SWU225Statistics for Social Research/Justice and Government (3)3-4
Note: Concurrent enrollment in PSY231 lab required with PSY230 enrollment at some MCCCD colleges
PHY101Introduction to Physics (4) OR
PHY101AAIntroduction to Physics (5)
OR
PHY111General Physics I (4) OR
PHY111AAGeneral Physics I (5) AND
PHY112General Physics II (4)4-9
Note: Pre-health students should take the two semester sequence of general physics [(PHY111 or PHY111AA) and PHY112]. See the pre-health website for more information.
Transfer Plan 5: Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), Biological Sciences (Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior), Bachelor of Science
CHM230Fundamental Organic Chemistry (3) AND
CHM230LLFundamental Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1)
OR
CHM235General Organic Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM235LLGeneral Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM235AAGeneral Organic Chemistry I with Lab (4)
AND
CHM236General Organic Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM236LLGeneral Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR
CHM236AAGeneral Organic Chemistry IIA with Lab (4)4-8
Note: Pre-health students should take the two semester sequence of organic chemistry ([(CHM235 and CHM235LL) or CHM235AA] and [(CHM236 and CHM236LL) or CHM236AA]) prior to transferring to ASU. See the pre-health website for more information.
MAT206Elements of Statistics (3)
OR
PSY230Introduction to Statistics (3)
OR
PSY230Introduction to Statistics (3) AND
PSY231Laboratory for Statistics (1)
OR
SWU225Statistics for Social Research/Justice and Government (3)3-4
Note: Concurrent enrollment in PSY231 lab required with PSY230 enrollment at some MCCCD colleges
PHY101Introduction to Physics (4) OR
PHY101AAIntroduction to Physics (5)
OR
PHY111General Physics I (4) OR
PHY111AAGeneral Physics I (5) AND
PHY112General Physics II (4)4-9
Note: Pre-health students should take the two semester sequence of general physics [(PHY111 or PHY111AA) and PHY112]. See the pre-health website for more information.
Transfer Plan 6: Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology, Bachelor of Science
BIO220Biology of Microorganisms (4)0-4
Note: If course is not available, take MIC220 and MIC206 after transferring to ASU.
CHM230Fundamental Organic Chemistry (3) AND
CHM230LLFundamental Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1)
OR
CHM235General Organic Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM235LLGeneral Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM235AAGeneral Organic Chemistry I with Lab (4)
AND
CHM236General Organic Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM236LLGeneral Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR
CHM236AAGeneral Organic Chemistry IIA with Lab (4)4-8
Note: Pre-health students should take the two semester sequence of organic chemistry ([(CHM235 and CHM235LL) or CHM235AA] and [(CHM236 and CHM236LL) or CHM236AA]) prior to transferring to ASU. See the pre-health website for more information.
MAT206Elements of Statistics (3)
OR
PSY230Introduction to Statistics (3)
OR
PSY230Introduction to Statistics (3) AND
PSY231Laboratory for Statistics (1)
OR
SWU225Statistics for Social Research/Justice and Government (3)3-4
Note: Concurrent enrollment in PSY231 lab required with PSY230 enrollment at some MCCCD colleges
PHY101Introduction to Physics (4) OR
PHY101AAIntroduction to Physics (5)
OR
PHY111General Physics I (4) OR
PHY111AAGeneral Physics I (5) AND
PHY112General Physics II (4)4-9
Note: Students considering graduate school and/or pre-health students should take the two semester sequence of general physics [(PHY111 or PHY111AA) and PHY112]. See the pre-health website for more information.
Transfer Plan 7: Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), Microbiology, Bachelor of Science or Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), Microbiology (Medical Microbiology), Bachelor of Science
BIO220Biology of Microorganisms (4)0-4
Note: If course is not available, take MIC220 and MIC206 after transferring to ASU.
CHM230Fundamental Organic Chemistry (3) AND
CHM230LLFundamental Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1)
OR
CHM235General Organic Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM235LLGeneral Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM235AAGeneral Organic Chemistry I with Lab (4)
AND
CHM236General Organic Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM236LLGeneral Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR
CHM236AAGeneral Organic Chemistry IIA with Lab (4)4-8
Note: Pre-health students should take the two semester sequence of organic chemistry ([(CHM235 and CHM235LL) or CHM235AA] and [(CHM236 and CHM236LL) or CHM236AA]) prior to transferring to ASU. See the pre-health website for more information.
MAT206Elements of Statistics (3)
OR
PSY230Introduction to Statistics (3)
OR
PSY230Introduction to Statistics (3) AND
PSY231Laboratory for Statistics (1)
OR
SWU225Statistics for Social Research/Justice and Government (3)3-4
Note: Concurrent enrollment in PSY231 lab required with PSY230 enrollment at some MCCCD colleges
PHY101Introduction to Physics (4) OR
PHY101AAIntroduction to Physics (5)
OR
PHY111General Physics I (4) OR
PHY111AAGeneral Physics I (5) AND
PHY112General Physics II (4)4-9
Note: Students considering graduate school and/or pre-health students should take the two semester sequence of general physics [(PHY111 or PHY111AA) and PHY112]. See the pre-health website for more information.
Transfer Plan 8: Arizona State University (College of Integrative Sciences and Arts), Applied Biological Sciences (Applied Biological Sciences), Bachelor of Science
CHM230Fundamental Organic Chemistry (3) AND
CHM230LLFundamental Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1)
OR
CHM235General Organic Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM235LLGeneral Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM235AAGeneral Organic Chemistry I with Lab (4)
AND
CHM236General Organic Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM236LLGeneral Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR
CHM236AAGeneral Organic Chemistry IIA with Lab (4)4-8
Note: Students considering graduate school and/or health professions should take the two semester sequence of organic chemistry ([(CHM235 and CHM235LL) or CHM235AA] and [(CHM236 and CHM236LL) or CHM236AA]). See the pre-health website for more information.
PHY101Introduction to Physics (4) OR
PHY101AAIntroduction to Physics (5)
OR
PHY111General Physics I (4) OR
PHY111AAGeneral Physics I (5) AND
PHY112General Physics II (4)4-9
Note: Students considering graduate school and/or pre-health students should take the two semester sequence of general physics [(PHY111 or PHY111AA) and PHY112]. See the pre-health website for more information.
Transfer Plan 9: Arizona State University (College of Integrative Sciences and Arts), Applied Biological Sciences (Preveterinary Medicine), Bachelor of Science
BIO205Microbiology4
CHM235General Organic Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM235LLGeneral Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM235AAGeneral Organic Chemistry I with Lab (4)4
CHM236General Organic Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM236LLGeneral Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR
CHM236AAGeneral Organic Chemistry IIA with Lab (4)4
PHY111General Physics I (4) OR
PHY111AAGeneral Physics I (5)4-5
PHY112General Physics II4
Transfer Plan 10: Arizona State University (New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences), Biology, Bachelor of Science
CHM235General Organic Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM235LLGeneral Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM235AAGeneral Organic Chemistry I with Lab (4)4
MAT206Elements of Statistics3
PHY111General Physics I (4) OR
PHY111AAGeneral Physics I (5)4-5
PHY112General Physics II4
CHM236General Organic Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM236LLGeneral Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
OR
CHM236AAGeneral Organic Chemistry IIA with Lab (4)
OR
CHM238General Organic Chemistry IIB (3) AND
CHM238LLGeneral Organic Chemistry IIB Laboratory (2)0-5
Note: This requirement may be completed after transferring to ASU
Language and Cultures Credits:0-10
This requirement may be met by any of the following:
Complete a language course at the elementary level (102 or equivalent), including American Sign Language II with a C or better OR demonstrate proficiency through this level as indicated by assessment.
ARB+++ Any ARB Arabic course(s)
ASL+++ Any ASL American Sign Language course(s)
CHI+++ Any CHI Chinese course(s)
FRE+++ Any FRE French course(s)
GER+++ Any GER German course(s)
ITA+++ Any ITA Italian course(s)
JPN+++ Any JPN Japanese course(s)
SPA+++ Any SPA Spanish course(s) (0-10)
OR
Two (2) semesters of a current computer programming language
CIS+++ Any CIS Computer Information Systems computer programming language course Levels I and II (6)
CSC+++ Any CSC Computer Science computer programming language course Levels I and II (6-8)
OR
Two (2) semesters of upper division courses (300 and/or 400-level) that have Global Awareness [G] or Cultural Diversity [C] designations taken at ASU after transfer (0)0-10
Transfer Plan 11: Arizona State University (New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences), Biology (Pharmacology/Toxicology), Bachelor of Science
BIO201++Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO202Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
CHM235General Organic Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM235LLGeneral Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM235AAGeneral Organic Chemistry I with Lab (4)4
CHM236General Organic Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM236LLGeneral Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR
CHM236AAGeneral Organic Chemistry IIA with Lab (4)4
MAT206Elements of Statistics (3)0-3
Note: Students considering medical school, graduate school, or research are encouraged to complete a 2-semester sequence of statistics after transferring to ASU instead of MAT206.
PHY111General Physics I (4) OR
PHY111AAGeneral Physics I (5)4-5
Note: Students can complete General Physics II and the Languages and Cultures requirement for the BS at ASU after transferring so the maximum of 64 transfer credits is not exceeded.
Transfer Plan 12: Northern Arizona University, Biology, Bachelor of Science
BIO205Microbiology4
CHM230Fundamental Organic Chemistry (3) AND
CHM230LLFundamental Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1)
OR
CHM235General Organic Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM235LLGeneral Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM235AAGeneral Organic Chemistry I with Lab (4)
AND
CHM236General Organic Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM236LLGeneral Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR
CHM236AAGeneral Organic Chemistry IIA with Lab (4)4-8
Note: Students considering graduate school and/or health professions should take the two semester sequence of organic chemistry ([(CHM235 and CHM235LL) or CHM235AA] and [(CHM236 and CHM236LL) or CHM236AA]).
PHY111General Physics I (4) OR
PHY111AAGeneral Physics I (5)4-5
PHY112General Physics II4
Transfer Plan 13: University of Arizona, Biology (Biomedical Sciences), Bachelor of Science or University of Arizona, Biology (Organismal Biology), Bachelor of Science
CHM235General Organic Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM235LLGeneral Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM235AAGeneral Organic Chemistry I with Lab (4)4
CHM236General Organic Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM236LLGeneral Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR
CHM236AAGeneral Organic Chemistry IIA with Lab (4)4
PHY111General Physics I (4) OR
PHY111AAGeneral Physics I (5)4-5
PHY112General Physics II4
Foreign Language Credits:0-10
Complete a language course at the elementary level (102 or equivalent), including American Sign Language II with a C or better OR demonstrate proficiency through this level as indicated by assessment.
ARB+++ Any ARB Arabic course(s)
ASL+++ Any ASL American Sign Language course(s)
CHI+++ Any CHI Chinese course(s)
FRE+++ Any FRE French course(s)
GER+++ Any GER German course(s)
ITA+++ Any ITA Italian course(s)
JPN+++ Any JPN Japanese course(s)
SPA+++ Any SPA Spanish course(s)
Transfer Plan 14: Grand Canyon University, Biological Sciences, Bachelor of Science
BIO201++Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO202Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
MAT206Elements of Statistics (3)
OR
PSY230Introduction to Statistics (3)
OR
PSY230Introduction to Statistics (3) AND
PSY231Laboratory for Statistics (1)
OR
SWU225Statistics for Social Research/Justice and Government (3)3-4
Note: Concurrent enrollment in PSY231 lab required with PSY230 enrollment at some MCCCD colleges
PHY111General Physics I (4) OR
PHY111AAGeneral Physics I (5)4-5
PHY112General Physics II4
PSY101Introduction to Psychology3
Note: May be used to meet 3 credits of [SB] Social-Behavioral Science in AGEC
Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC)
AGEC-SCredits: 19-32
A single course with an [HU], [SB], or [L] designation may also be used to satisfy the Oral Communication, Critical Reading, or Awareness Area ([C], [G] and/or [H]) requirement(s).
A single course with both the [HU] and [L] designations may be used to satisfy both of these areas.
A single course with both the [SB] and [L] designations may be used to satisfy both of these areas.

See the AGEC matrix on aztransfer.com for course designations.
 
First-Year Composition [FYC]Credits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
 
Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L]Credits: 0-3
Any approved general education course in the Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L] area.3
Recommend selecting a course that satisfies [L] and [SB] or [L] and [HU] or [L] and (COM) or [L] and CRE101 requirements simultaneously.
 
Mathematics [MA]Credits: 4-5
MAT220Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (5) OR
MAT221Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (4) OR
Higher approved general education course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area for which MAT22+ is a prerequisite. (4-5)4-5
 
Humanities, Arts and Design [HU]Credits: 6
Any approved general education courses in the Humanities, Arts and Design [HU] area.6
 
Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]Credits: 3-6
Any approved general education courses in the Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] area.6
May be met by ASB100 or PSY101 in the Restricted Electives area
 
Natural Sciences [SG]/[SQ]Credits: 0
Met by BIO181++ and BIO182++ in the Required Courses area.
 
Subject OptionsCredits: 0
Met by [(CHM150 and CHM151LL) OR CHM150AA OR (CHM151 and CHM151LL) OR CHM151AA] AND [(CHM152 and CHM152LL) OR CHM152AA] in the Required Courses area.
 
Awareness AreasCredits: 0-6
These requirements may be shared with other AGEC requirements. See the AGEC matrix on aztransfer.com for course designations.
 
Cultural Diversity in the US [C]Credits: 0-3
0-3
 
Historical/Global Awareness [H]/[G]Credits: 0-3
Any approved general education in the Historical [H] or Global [G] area.
 
MCCCD Additional Requirements
MCCCD Additional RequirementsCredits: 0-6
Some courses in this area have [SB] and [L] designations and may also be applied to the corresponding AGEC requirements. See the AGEC matrix on aztransfer.com for course designations.
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 0-3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)0-3
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0)0-3
Course Area Key
General Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Select additional courses 100-level or higher to complete a minimum of 60 semester credits but no more than a total of 64 semester credits. Consult with a faculty advisor, program director, and/or academic advisor to identify coursework that best aligns with academic and professional goals.

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