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Biology Studies: CSCU Pathway Transfer, A.A.*


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Program Design

CSCU Pathway Transfer, A.A. degree programs are for Connecticut Community College students who wish to transfer to one of the Connecticut State Universities or Charter Oak without either losing any credits or being required to take extra credits in order to complete a bachelor’s degree in that same discipline. Community College students can complete associate degree programs that transfer without hassle to all Connecticut State Universities and Charter Oak State College offering their major. Upon transfer, students are guaranteed full junior status and can complete a bachelor’s degree in their major without losing any credits or be required to take any extra credits.

Curriculum

With this degree you will be able to transfer to the following majors:

At Central Connecticut State University:        Biology General Biology, B.S.
                                                                       Biology - Ecology, Biodiversity, and Evolutionary Biology, B.S.
                                                                       Biology - Environmental Science, B.S.
At Eastern Connecticut State University:       Biology, B.A.
At Southern Connecticut State University:     Biology, B.A.
                                                                       Biology, B.S.
At Western Connecticut State University:      Biology, B.A.
                                                                       Ecology, B.A.
At Charter Oak State College:                       General Studies  Biology Concentration, B.A.

Below is the recommended course of study for the Biology Studies Transfer Degree. In order to graduate and be guaranteed admission to a State University or to Charter Oak State College, you must earn an overall 2.0 grade point average.

Outcomes

Outcomes:

Students completing the CSCU Biology Pathway and earning an Associate’s Degree will be able to identify:

1. the mechanism by which the diversity of life evolved over time.

2. the basic units of structure that define the function of all living things.

3. how information is stored and exchanged, within and among organisms.

4. how living things transform energy and matter. 5. how living systems are interconnected and interacting.

Competencies:

Student completing the CSCU Biology Pathway and earning an Associate’s Degree will be able to

1. Apply the process of science.

2. Use quantitative reasoning.

3. Use modeling and simulation to describe living systems.

4. Apply concepts and knowledge from within and outside of biology in order to interpret biological phenomena.

5. Communicate biological concepts and interpretations 6. Discuss the relationship between Science and Society.

https://www.ct.edu/files/tap/BIO.MCC.pdf

Competencies

Student completing the CSCU Biology Pathway and earning an associate degree will be able to:
1. Apply the process of science
2. Use quantitative reasoning
3. Use modeling and simulation to describe living systems
4. Apply concepts and knowledge from within and outside of biology in order to interpret biological phenomena
5. Communicate biological concepts and interpretations
6. Discuss the relationship between Science and Society

Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of the CSCU Pathway Transfer: Biology Studies degree program, students will have met the following competency outcomes and goals:

  • Aesthetic Dimensions
  • Continuing Learning/Information Literacy
  • Critical Analysis/Logical Thinking
  • Ethics
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Historical Knowledge and Understanding
  • Oral Communications
  • Scientific Reasoning
  • Scientific Knowledge and Understanding
  • Social Phenomena
  • Written Communication

CSCU Pathway Transfer: Biology Studies Requirements


Total Minimum Credits Required: 61


Notes:


Becoming Connecticut State Community College

STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. See below for more detail about this exciting transition!

Becoming Connecticut State Community College

A merger of Connecticut’s 12 community colleges is underway. Connecticut State Community College (CT State), a statewide college comprised of all Connecticut’s current community college locations, plans to open its doors in the Fall 2023. Here are some important facts students need to know:

  • the final commencement ceremony for Manchester Community College is scheduled for May 2023. Ceremonies will continue to be held at each location as campuses of CT State.
  • as a part of the planned merger, students continuing their studies beyond summer term 2023 will be matched with the CT State program that most closely aligns with their Spring 2023 major and is offered at the Manchester location,
  • students beginning Associate degree programs in Fall 2021 should plan with their advisor/program coordinator to attend full-time if they wish to graduate prior to the planned merger,
  • students who begin an Associate degree program in January 2022 would be anticipated to complete their degree at the merged college, Connecticut State Community College,
  • in all cases, the College is committed to students completing their education with a minimum of disruption and staying in touch with your advisor/program coordinator is essential,
  • further details can be found and will be updated on the Frequently Asked Questions page:  www.ct.edu/ctstate/academics.

 

*Depending on Math placement score, student may consider taking a math course in the first or second semester.

**If BIO*211 is taken then BIO*212 must also be completed.

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