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Associate of Science General Transfer - Biology Pathway

Associate of Science General Transfer - Biology Pathway

This program is available at the Springfield - Leffel Lane location.

The Biology Pathway of the Associate of Science emphasizes transfer preparation for students to pursue a bachelor's degree in science.  An Associate of Science degree provides the foundational knowledge and skills in general education that are often required within a Bachelor’s degree.  Courses in this pathway focus on the natural sciences including biology, physics, and chemistry.  The curriculum is designed to prepare students for seamless transfer into a Bachelor of Science program, particularly at state institutions in Ohio. 

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Embedded Certificates

This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will automatically be awarded if the certificate requirements are met unless students contact Records and Registration and indicate they do not wish to have the certificate credential awarded.

Outcomes and Curriculum

Upon completion of an Associate of Science degree in Biology a graduate will be able to:

  • Write clearly and accurately in a variety of contexts and formats.
  • Speak clearly and accurately in a variety of contexts and formats.
  • Use critical thinking and problem solving to draw logical conclusions.
  • Use numerical data to solve problems, explain phenomena and make predictions.
  • Successfully transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.
Course Title Credits
ENG 1111 English I 3
BIO 1510 Biology I 5
CHM 1210 General Chemistry I 5
PSY 1111 Introduction to Psychology 3
FYE 1101 College Success 1
ENG 1112 English II 3
BIO 1520 Biology II 5
CHM 1220 General Chemistry II 5
SOC 1110 Introduction to Sociology 3
MTH 2200 Calculus I 5
PHY 1501 General Physics I with Algebra  
or PHY 2501 College Physics I with Calculus 5
PHL 2000 Critical Thinking 3
-- Organic Chemistry I* (course sharing) 5
COM 1120 Public Speaking I 3
HST 1120 Western Civilization Since 1600 3
ENG 2300 Great Books: World Literature 3
PSY 2223 Lifespan Human Growth and Development  
or SOC 2230 Social Problems 3
-- Organic Chemistry II** (course sharing) (optional) 0
  Total credit hours 63
*Not currently offered at Clark State.  Consult advisor for course sharing options.

**Course is optional and is not currently offered at Clark State.  Consult with advisor and transfer institution.

All students pursuing the Associate of Science degree are required to complete at least nine credit hours in courses numbered 2000 or higher. These classes are taken as a part of the requirements within the concentration or elective area.

In recognition of the growing importance of global awareness, the Associate of Science degree requires students to take at least four courses with significant international content. Courses meeting this requirement are identified in the College catalog and are fulfilled as a part of the requirements within the concentration or elective area.

Transfer Information

Students seeking a transfer degree should plan the details of their program of study at Clark State according to the requirements of the transfer institution. Transfer institutions make the determination in acceptance of credit. The student should consult their academic advisor and the intended transfer institution when planning a schedule of classes.

Pathway options for transferability to other state institutions is available at

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Wendy Gagliano Professor, Biology