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Biology Transfer Pathway

Biology Transfer Pathway Associate of Science Degree

Program Overview

The Biology Transfer Pathway Associate of Science (AS)  is awarded for successful completion of 60 credits in science and liberal arts. It is designed to constitute the first two years of a bachelor’s degree in biology.

A biology major is a good choice for students who are intrigued by living things. Upon completion of the Biology AS degree, students will have learned to apply the scientific method, set up experiments, and use laboratory equipment. Students will develop laboratory skills, techniques, and procedures allowing them to gather, organize, and analyze data. 

Program Delivery Methods
Online, hybrid, traditional in-class courses and hands-on training in state-of-the-art labs on Saint Paul College campus, St. Paul, MN​

Program Highlights


  • ​How to apply the scientific method, set up experiments, and use laboratory equipment
  • Laboratory skills, techniques, and procedures on how to gather, organize, and analyze data 
  • An understanding of the fields of physical science 
  • How to apply scientific theory to contemporary problems and issues​

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Program Details

  • Program Requirements

    Program Requirements Guides
    View the Program Requirement Guide to learn about Minimum Program Entry Requirements, Recommended Course Sequence and Program Outcomes:

    General Education/MnTC Requirements
    The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is the general education curriculum for the Minnesota State system. Choose MnTC courses according to the requirements listed on your Program Requirements Guide. Refer to the MnTC course list for each Goal Area:

    Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) list.pdf

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  • Transfer Pathways

    ​Saint Paul College has transfer articulation agreements between the following program and post-secondary institutions for the baccalaureate degree programs listed below. 

    For more information  go to ​www.saintpaul.edu/Transfer.​​

    Biology Transfer Pathway AS Degree

    • BS Biology – General Biology, Bemidji State University
    • BS Biology – Ecology, Biodiversity, and Evolutionary Biology, Bemidji State University
    • BS Biology – Environmental Science, Bemidji State University
    • BA Biology, Metropolitan State University
    • BA Biology, Minnesota State University, Mankato
    • BS Biology, Minnesota State University, Mankato
    • BA Biology, Minnesota State University, Moorhead​
    • BA Ecology, Minnesota State University, Moorhead​
    • BA Biology Concentration, Southwest Minnesota State University
    • BA Biology, St. Cloud State University
    • BA Biology, Winona State University​

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  • Additional Benefits

    ​As graduates in Biology, students can choose a number of career options from technical scientific laboratory careers to education. ​

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