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Iowa Lakes Community College Associate in Science-Biology Transfer
Iowa Lakes Community College

Associate in Science-Biology Transfer

74 Hours


Full time

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Sep 2023

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Gain the skills and knowledge necessary for one of many exciting career fields relating to Biology, such as forensics, conservation, healthcare, pharmaceutical sales, teaching, and more.

Earn your Associate in Science degree in Biology before transferring on to a regent university (University of Iowa, Iowa State, or the University of Northern Iowa) to complete your Bachelor of Science degree. Completing the AS degree at Iowa Lakes will satisfy the required general education prerequisites at the regent of your choosing. Feel confident with having completed biology and chemistry with labs and calculus before even graduating from Iowa Lakes.

By earning this degree, you will have met the general course requirements for a specific major of a four-year institution and a transfer major recorded on your transcripts from Iowa Lakes. Requirements may vary among institutions, so students should work with an advisor to become familiar with the institution's specific requirements to which they plan to transfer.

To earn a Transfer Major Degree, a student must complete all required coursework of that specific major and maintain a 2.0 GPA.

A Biology Transfer Major provides you with the opportunity to complete two years of your bachelor's degree at Iowa Lakes.

Communications Outcomes:

Students can communicate clearly, both written and oral, using the correct medium.

Students can support ideas with appropriate and adequate information.

Science Outcomes:

Demonstrate safe laboratory practices.

Apply scientific inquiry/scientific method to answer questions about the natural world.

Mathematics Outcomes:

Apply mathematical methods to solve real-world problems.

Evaluate the validity of mathematical solutions.

Social Science Outcomes:

Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills in written and oral communication.

Students will critique the diversity of human experience, individually and collectively.

Humanities Outcomes:

Form an aesthetic and ethical judgment of specific examples.

Use the language of the discipline appropriately.

Computers Outcomes:

Integrate the technology necessary in the workplace environment.

Demonstrate knowledge in utilizing software application tools.

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