Biology Transfer Pathway


The Biology Transfer Pathway AS offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Science degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Biology bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State universities enter the university with junior-year status. All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field.

Location: Austin
Program Starts: Fall
Course Plan: 4 Semesters
Faculty: Sue Knoll, Al Erdahl, Chuck Meyer, Jill Wagner

Required Pathway Courses (26 Credits)

BIOL1091 General Biology I (Goal 2 & 3) 4 CR
BIOL1092 General Biology II (Goal 3 & 10) 4 CR
CHEM1201 General Chemistry I (Goal 3 & 10) 5 CR
CHEM1202 General Chemistry II (Goal 2 & 3) 5 CR
BIOL2300 Genetics 4 CR
BIOL2040 General Microbiology (Goal 2 & 3)
4 CR
BIOL2000 General Ecology (Goal 3 & 2) 4 CR

MnTC Requirements (34 Credits)

- Goal 1 - Communication 9 CR
- Goal 3 - Natural Sciences 9 CR
- Goal 4 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning 3 CR
- Goal 5 - History and the Social & Behavioral Sciences 9 CR
- Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts 9 CR
- MnTC Elective 1 CR
CCLS1000 First Year Experience
or CCLS1010
1 CR

For in-depth information including outcomes, program fees, course descriptions, and more please visit the Biology Transfer Pathway program page at