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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

Total Credits: 15

Total credits required for this pathway: 62


1 Recommendations given for transferring institution:  UNCG - HIS 111 HIS 112 ,HIS 131 , or HIS 132 , NC A&T - HIS 111  or HIS 112 ; Guilford College, HPU, or ASU - HIS 131 ; UNCC or UNCW - HIS 111 ; UNC-Chapel Hill - HIS 131  or HIS 132 .

2 Students who qualify to start the mathematics sequence with MAT 271  will need to take MAT 172  or MAT 272  for those attending UNCG to complete the mathematics requirement for AS degree.  Students may use credit hours for MAT 171  to take PHY 151  or PHY 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 or UNC-Chapel Hill should take SOC 210 .

5 For most institutions students should take PHI 240 . Students transferring to UNCW or UNC-Chapel Hill are recommended to take ENG 231 .  Students transferring to ASU should take ENG 241  or ENG 242 .  Students transferring to UNCG should take COM 231 .

6 Students transferring to UNCG should take MAT 272 .

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

8 Students who useMAT 271  to complete mathematics requirements should take PHY 151  or PHY 251 .

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