STEM

Our STEM transfer degree programs are for students who want to transfer into a four-year degree program in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) field.

$46.27

Median Hourly Earnings

Biological Scientist
78 Annual Job Openings projected through 2021
All wage and employment data is specific to the region and
taken from EMSI March 2019. Your starting salary may vary.

STEM covers a wide range of occupations that require the ability to think analytically, logically and creatively in order to solve real world problems. Our dedicated and highly-skilled faculty -- combined with small class sizes -- can help you to be successful during the first two years of a STEM degree.
 
You can explore general STEM disciplines or choose an area of concentration in biology, chemistry, chemistry: pre-pharmacy, engineering, mathematics or physics. These transfer programs include the science, math and general education courses required in the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. To ensure maximum transferability, students should work with their advisor and familiarize themselves with the program requirements of the institution to which they plan to transfer.

Degree Programs

  • STEM Transfer A.S. Provides a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of STEM for students who are interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in integrated, applied or interdisciplinary sciences or for students whose desired STEM transfer major is not represented in one of the areas of concentration.
  • Biology Transfer A.S. Includes courses usually required during the first two years of a bachelor’s degree for students pursuing careers in education, research, genetics, food safety, bioinformatics, microbiology, environmental management and conservation, pharmaceutical sales or laboratory science, as well as professions such as medicine, veterinary science, dentistry or mortuary science.
  • Chemistry Transfer A.S. Includes courses usually required during the first two years of a bachelor’s degree for students pursuing careers in biochemistry, biotechnology, chemical engineering, chemical sales and marketing, toxicology, forensic chemistry, public health, education, research or laboratory management.
  • Chemistry Pre-Pharmacy Transfer A.S. Includes courses usually required for students pursuing an accelerated track to a bachelor’s degree in chemistry or a doctor of pharmacy degree.
  • Engineering Transfer A.S. Includes courses usually required during the first two years of a bachelor’s degree for students pursuing careers in aerospace, agricultural, biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, industrial, mechanical or nuclear engineering.
  • Mathematics Transfer A.S. Includes courses usually required during the first two years of a bachelor’s degree for students pursuing careers in banking and finance, actuarial science, computer science, data science, systems analytics, education, research, market research or statistics.
  • Physics Transfer A.S. Includes courses usually required during the first two years of a bachelor’s degree for students pursuing careers in systems engineering, research, education, software engineering or manufacturing/mechanical engineering.

Dr. Stacey Hall, mathematics and science department head and associate professor of biological science, talks about the kinds of careers that biology program graduates can pursue.

Transfer Your Degree

Want to know what institutions accept our biology transfer degree? Visit our transfer page to find more information about how this degree and its courses transfer to other institutions.

It is important to talk with your transfer institution to make sure you are on the right path to a four year degree.  

Learn More About Transfer Resources

We also offer a variety of short-term continuing education courses in health and safety that can be a great starting point if you have an interest in biology.  

We'd like to help you get started. Contact us if you have any questions or apply today. Your future is waiting!