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2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

Associate in Science to Bachelor of Science/Art in Biology Pathway

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Biology is the natural science concerned with the study of all living organisms, their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, and distribution.   Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) offers the first two years of biology courses and courses in other disciplines such as chemistry, mathematics and physics for students who want to major or minor in biology for a baccalaureate program.

The two-year program listed below is designed to meet the requirements of Associate of Science to be completed and prepare students for Bachelor of Science/Art in Biology from regional public and private institutions.  Students interested in transferring to four-year college or university after GTCC should consult with the institution they will be attending, their faculty, and/or GTCC Student Success Center to ensure transfer of the appropriate courses for that institution for both General Education or pre-major electives.

Upon successful completion of this degree, graduates will be able to:

  • Employ modern instrumentation and techniques.
  • Communicate scientific concepts and relevant issues effectively.
  • Apply scientific reasoning to design, conduct, and interpret experiments.
  • Work in a collaborative and ethical manner.

First Semester

Total Credits: 15

Second Semester

Total Credits: 17

Third Semester

Total Credits: 15

Fourth Semester

  • Pre-major Elective: 3 5 
  • General Education Elective: 3 7
  • Credits: 4 3
  • Pre-major/General Education Elective: 4 6

Total Credits: 14

Total credits required for this pathway: 61


1 Students should choose either COM 120  or  COM 231  and one of the following : ART 111 ART 114 ART 115 DRA 111 ENG 231 ENG 232 ENG 241 ENG 242 MUS 110 MUS 112 PHI 215 PHI 240 .      

2 Students should choose two courses from two different disciplines from the following: HIS 111 HIS 112 HIS 131 HIS 132 ECO 251 ECO 252 POL 120 PSY 150  or SOC 210 .   

3 Students transferring to UNCG or ASU will take BIO 111  and  BIO 112  in the first two semesters and CHM 151  and  CHM 152  in teh second two semesters.  

4 Students transferring to UNCG or ASU will take PHY 151 .  Students transferring to NC A&T or UNCC will take CHM 251 . Students transferring to NC A&T or ASU will take BIO 275 .

5 Students transferring to UNCG or UNCW will take two semesters (SPA 111  and  SPA 112 ) of a foreign language.

6 Students transferring to UNCG or ASU will take PHY 152 .  Students transferring to NC A&T or UNCC will take CHM 252 . Students transferring to NC A&T will take BIO 250 .  

7 Students will choose an additional UGETC course. Students transferring to UNCW will take PED 110  (will need an additional General Education hour).

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