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2020-2021 General Catalog 
    
2020-2021 General Catalog

Biology, Transfer Major AA


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The Biology Transfer Major is an Associate of Arts Degree degree designed for students transferring to Iowa Regent Universities to study a variety of undergraduate majors, some of which are listed. Requirements may vary at other institutions, and students should become familiar with the specific course requirements of the four-year institution to which they plan to transfer. Students wanting to pursue this transfer major will have the opportunity to learn the necessary content and skills for upper-level classes at the transfer institution and to be successful in their desired field after graduation. 

Possible undergraduate majors and Bachelor's degree options:

  • Biology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Dietary Science
  • Diet and Exercise
  • Dietetics
  • Earth Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Forestry
  • Food Science
  • Forestry
  • Genetics
  • Geology
  • Global Resource Systems
  • Microbiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutritional Science
  • Preprofessional Studies
  • Science Education
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Zoology

Enrollment Date: Fall and/or Spring Semester

Minimum Required Credits: 60

Campus: Fort Dodge

Department: Science

Articulation Agreements: Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, and The University of Iowa

CIP#: 26.01010200

Approved: 08/01/2019

Required Courses


These courses will also be used to satisfy requirements of categories I-VIII.

I. Communications/English/Speech


9 Hours Required

IV. Humanities


9 hours required

one course from at least two of the following four areas:

V. Distributed Requirements


5 additional hours required from categories I-IV

VIII. Electives


16 hours required, choose any course numbered 100 or above.

Total Credit Hours Required: 60


AA Program Notes:


  • Developmental courses numbered less than 100 DO NOT apply toward any certificate, diploma, or degree. Click here for the full Mandatory Assessment and Placement Chart .   
  • Some courses may only be offered fall or spring semesters.
  • Some courses may have pre-requisites, which could impact sequence.
  • To graduate in four semesters, students must take an average of 15 transferable credits per semester.
  • Some courses may be available online or at other Iowa Central campuses.
  • Although an articulation agreement has been made with the institution(s) listed, students may transfer to another institution. Students must communicate with their Iowa Central advisor and their transfer institution when determining transferability. 
  • Major and/or degree options may vary based on desired transfer institution.

Non-Discrimination Policy


It is the policy of the Iowa Central Community College not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential parental, family or marital status.

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Stacy Ihrig, Human Resources, 515-574-1138, ihrig@iowacentral.edu; or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number (312) 730-1560, fax (312) 730-1576. Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

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