Jan 17, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 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.

First Semester

Total Credits: 15

Second Semester

Total Credits: 17

Third Semester

Total Credits: 15

Fourth Semester

Total Credits: 15

Total credits required for this pathway: 62


1 Recommendations given for transferring institution:  UNCG-HIS 111, 112, 131, or 132, NCA&T- HIS 111 or 112; Guilford College, HPU, or ASU-HIS 131; UNCC or UNCW-HIS 111

2 Students who qualify to start mathematics sequence with MAT 271 will need to take MAT 172 or MAT 272 to complete the mathematics requirement for A.S. degree.  Students may use credit hours for MAT 171 to take PHY 151 or 251.

3 Students should take MUS 110 for most institutions or MUS 112 if transferring to UNCW.

4 For most institutions students may select from ECO 251, ECO 252, PSY 150, POL 120, or SOC 210.  Students transferring to Guilford College should take ECO 251 and students transferring to UNCW should take SOC 210.

5 For most institutions students should take PHI 240. Students transferring to UNCW is recommended to take ENG 231.  Students transferring to ASU should take ENG 241 or 242.  Students transferring to UNCG should take COM 231.

6 Students transferring to HPU should take an additions social/behavioral science from the following: ECO 251, ECO 252, PSY 150, POL 120, or SOC 210. 

7 Students transferring to UNCG should take MAT 272.

8 Students transferring to most institutions who take MAT 152 and enter mathematics sequence at MAT 271 and take PHY 151 or 251 to replace MAT 171 should take as a pre-major elective PHY 152 or 252.  Students entering the mathematics sequence at MAT 171 should take PHY 151 or 251. Students transferring to UNCG who began MAT 271 should take as pre-major elective as BIO 250 or 265.  Students transferring to UNCC should take one of the following courses:  HIS 112, GEO 111, GEO 112, POL 210, or POL 220.  Students transferring to HPU should take REL 110, REL 211, REL 212, or REL 221.  

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