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Biology: Sample Transfer Plan

Program Overview

This sample transfer planning guide meets the requirements of the Associate in Science degree and follows the Illinois Articulation Initiative biological sciences baccalaureate major recommendations. Students should decide the specialization within the biological sciences major as early as possible, preferably by the beginning of the sophomore year. Students choosing to follow this sample plan need to choose the major of Associate in Science if needing financial aid. Transfer institution requirements may vary - students should check individual college/university requirements before completing the sample plan as outlined. Baccalaureate admission may be competitive. Completion of these courses alone does not guarantee admission.

Program Requirements

FIRST SEMESTER:

Course Number Course Title Credits
ENG 101 Composition 3
MTH 200 Calculus With Analytic Geometry I 5
BIO 115 Fundamentals of Cellular Biology 4
Major Discipline and Transfer Elective 3

SECOND SEMESTER:

Course Number Course Title Credits
ENG 102 Composition 3
BIO 116 Fundamentals of Organismal Biology 4
CHM 121 General Chemistry I 5
MTH 165 Elementary Statistics or
MTH 225 Business Statistics 4

THIRD SEMESTER:

Course Number Course Title Credits
CHM 122 General Chemistry II 5
Humanities and Fine Arts1 3
Social and Behavioral Science2 3
Major Discipline and Transfer Elective 6

FOURTH SEMESTER:

Course Number Course Title Credits
CHM 204 Organic Chemistry I 5
SPE 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
Humanities and Fine Arts1 3
Social and Behavioral Science2 3

1 - Select at least one course from Humanities and one from Fine Arts. Interdisciplinary courses may count in either category. Refer to the Associate in Science degree for approved courses in this category. One course from Humanities and Fine Arts or from Social and Behavioral Sciences must meet the World Cultures and Diversity requirement for the Associate in Science degree.

2 - One course from Humanities and Fine Arts or from Social and Behavioral Sciences must meet the World Cultures and Diversity requirement for the Associate in Science degree.

Last Updated: 12/22/17