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Associate in Arts Pathway to a Bachelor's in Biology

This transfer GPS prepares students to pursue a four-year degree in Biology at a Florida public university or Florida College System (FCS) institution. Courses listed are common prerequisites for a Biology major at the bachelor's level and will satisfy the general education and elective credits within Eastern Florida State College's A.A. degree program. For more information on common prerequisites, check the statewide advising manual at floridashines.org.

Adjust your pace to graduation by taking more or less classes each term or attending year-round. This transfer GPS is a guideline and does not guarantee admission to a college or university. Requirements may vary by institution and can change each year. Students are encouraged to consult an EFSC advisor and check with the advising or admissions office at the intended transfer institution.

Possible Concentrations: Biology, Biotechnology, Marine/Aquatic Biology, Microbiology/Bacteriology
Potential Careers: A biology degree can be part of academic preparation for many rewarding careers, including, but not limited to, working as a physician, biochemist, biological technician, dentist, chiropractor, conservation scientist, ecologist, genetic counselor, health educator or communication specialist, nutritionist, physician’s assistant/nurse practitioner, pharmacist, researcher, pharmaceutical or medical sales representative
Meta-Major: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Foreign Language Requirement: Students must demonstrate competency in a foreign language at a level equal to two years of high school world language (sequential, in the same language) or American Sign Language coursework. This is pursuant to F.S. 1007.262.

Civic Literacy Competency: Per F.S. 1007.25 (4) - Beginning with students initially entering a Florida College System institution or state university in the 2018-2019 school year and thereafter, each student must demonstrate competency in civic literacy.

Important Notes:
• This pathway is for planning purposes only; it does not guarantee admission to a college or university. Following the suggested course sequence for completion will better prepare you for transfer and acceptance. Following the plan will minimize extra courses that may impact you financially.
• Courses identified by PATHWAY COURSE are recommended or a required prerequisite for admission into the bachelor’s degree.
• Some courses have prerequisites that may increase the time and credits required to complete the degree.

Download printable version of Biology: A.A. Transfer GPS 

TERM 1

Course Course Title Subject Area Credits
ENC 1101 Composition 1 Gen Ed/ Communication 3
MAC 1105 College Algebra Gen Ed/ Math 3
BSCC 1010 General Biology 1 PATHWAY COURSE Gen Ed/ Life Science 4
SPC 2608 Fundamentals of Speech Gen Ed/ Communication 3
    Term Total 13


TERM 2

Course Course Title Subject Area Credits
ENC 1102 Composition 2 Gen Ed/ Communication 3
MAC 1147 Precalculus Algebra/Trigonometry Elective 5
CHM 1045 General Chemistry 1 PATHWAY COURSE Gen Ed/ Physical Science 3
CHML 1045 General Chemistry 1 Lab PATHWAY COURSE Gen Ed/ Physical Science 1
  Social Science Requirement Gen Ed/ Social Science 3
    Term Total 15


TERM 3

Course Course Title Subject Area Credits
BSCC 1011 General Biology 2 PATHWAY COURSE Elective 4
  Humanities List 1 Gen Ed/ Humanities 3
  Behavioral Science Course Gen Ed/ Behavioral Science 3
    Term Total 10


TERM 4

Course Course Title Subject Area Credits
MAC 1311 Calculus 1 w/ Analytic Geometry PATHWAY COURSE Elective 5
CHM 1046 General Chemistry 2 PATHWAY COURSE Elective 3
CHML 1046 General Chemistry 2 Lab PATHWAY COURSE Elective 1
  Social/Behavioral Science Course Gen Ed/Social/Behavioral 3
    Term Total 12


TERM 5

Course Course Title Subject Area Credits
  Humanities List 2 Gen Ed/ Humanities 3
CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry 1 PATHWAY COURSE Elective 3
CHML 2210 Organic Chemistry 1 Lab PATHWAY COURSE Elective 1
MAC 2312 Calculus 2 w/ Analytic Geometry PATHWAY COURSE Elective 5
PHY 2048 General Physics 1 PATHWAY COURSE Elective 4
PHYL 2048 General Physics 1 Lab PATHWAY COURSE Elective 1
    Term Total 17


TERM 6

Course Course Title Subject Area Credits
CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry 2 PATHWAY COURSE Elective 3
CHML 2211 Organic Chemistry 2 Lab PATHWAY COURSE Elective 1
PHY 2049 General Physics 2 PATHWAY COURSE Elective 4
PHYL 2049 General Physics 2 Lab PATHWAY COURSE Elective 1
    Term Total 9
    Cumulative Total 76