Biological Sciences Transfer (AS)
The Associate of Science for Biological Sciences Transfer is offered to approximate the first two years of a baccalaureate program in the biological sciences or for entrance to a specialized health professional program. This curriculum is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution to study pre-medical, pre-dental, or pre-veterinary medicine; physical or occupational therapy; optometry; biology; or any biological science. This program also is appropriate for any health technology student who wishes to pursue an education beyond the AAS degrees offered by the college.
EGCC's Transfer Module as approved by the Ohio Board of Regents is integrated into this curriculum to ensure a smooth transfer to upper-division programs. As such, this degree is not intended to prepare graduates for specific occupations.
1. Graduates will demonstrate competency in the science curriculum to fulfill freshmen and sophomore requirements for transfer to most four-year colleges.
2. Graduates will successfully complete the program requirements with a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average.
3. 95 percent of all students graduating from EGCC with an Associate of Science Biological Sciences Degree will transfer to a four-year institution of higher learning.
The coursework includes the basic math and science courses that are generally acceptable to the transfer institution. The major emphasis is on completion of general education requirements that are part of the senior institution's requirements for health and life sciences majors. The curriculum also includes pertinent course work in the humanities and social sciences.
Students enrolling in this transfer program should be aware of the course requirements and applications of transfer credits at the institutions to which they are considering transferring.
Working closely with n academic advisor, a student will be able to tailor a program of study to fit the requirements of the desired transfer institution. It is the student's responsibility to meet requirements of a program and the needs in regards to transfer.
Information regarding transfer of credits to various colleges and universities is available through the transfer director.
Eastern Gateway Community College's Student Success Plan/Assessment is available for view in PDF format.
This information is presented as a general program overview. Students are advised to follow the more detailed college catalog for program requirements.