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Biology Transfer

Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

First Semester
ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h.
BIO-202 Biology I 4 s.h.
CHM-166 General Chemistry I 5 s.h.
SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h.
MAT-210 Calculus I * ^ 4 s.h.
Total 17 s.h.
Second Semester
ENG-106 Composition II 3 s.h.
BIO-203 Biology II 4 s.h.
CHM-176 General Chemistry II 5 s.h.
MAT-156 Intro to Statistics 3 s.h.
Total 15 s.h.
Third Semester
SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h.
CHM-263 Organic Chemistry I 5 s.h.
PHY-162 College Physics I 4 s.h.
Humanities/Social Science 6 s.h.
Total 18 s.h.
Fourth Semester
CHM-273 Organic Chemistry II 5 s.h.
PHY-172 College Physics II 4 s.h.
Humanities/Social Science 3 s.h.
BIO-186 Microbiology 4 s.h.
Total 16 s.h.

* – Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class. See NIACC catalog for list of Humanities/Social Science courses.  Check specific transfer college for list.

^ – Iowa State University – Can earn biology degree under College of Lib Arts OR College of Ag/Life Sciences.  Ag/LS no foreign lang. and fewer gen eds (options instead of Calc) than Lib Arts.

Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning.

    • AS Degree are met with this sample schedule.  General Education Requirements will need to be completed at most transfer institutions.
    • Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language and Diversity Requirement.
    • Take both BIO 202 & 203 at same institution (ISU requires C- or higher).
    • Admission requirements vary from institution to institution.  Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance.
    • Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student.
    • Strategies for Academic Success/College Reading Strategies recommended.