May 19, 2024  
NIACC Catalog 2024-2025 
NIACC Catalog 2024-2025

Biology Transfer Major, A.S. - Year Two Pathway

After completing the STEM - Year One Pathway , students who complete the Biology Transfer Major, A.S. - Year Two Pathway will meet the requirements to earn an Associate in Science degree and will be prepared to transfer to Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, University of Iowa, Iowa Wesleyan University, St. Ambrose University, or Upper Iowa University 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

Year One

Total: 16 s.h.

Second Term

Total: 18 s.h.

Year Two

Total: 16 s.h.

Fourth Term

Total: 12 s.h.

Total Program Hours: 62 s.h.


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

#Required course for the Biology transfer major.

Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning. Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student.