Sep 27, 2020  
NIACC Catalog 2020-2021 
NIACC Catalog 2020-2021

Biology - Associate in Science Transfer Major

This Associate in Science degree is designed for students who are planning to transfer to Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, or University of Iowa in order to continue their studies in Biology and earn a four-year degree.

While this degree is designed to provide a seamless transition to a four-year university, students should also refer to the specific admissions and transfer requirements of their transfer institution.

Required Courses/Suggested Schedule

First Year

Total: 17 s.h.

Second Term

Total: 15 s.h.

Second Year

Third Term

Total: 15 s.h.

Fourth Term

Total: 15 s.h.

Total Program Hours: 62 s.h.


One year of an algebra or calculus-based Physics sequence and an Organic Chemistry course is also helpful within the first two years to stay on track within some Regents.

*Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class.