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What will I learn?

The Biology major consists of courses appropriate for an Associate in Science in Biology for Transfer degree, which provides a foundational understanding of the discipline, a breadth of coursework in the discipline, and preparation for transfer to any CSU that accepts the Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC). The Associate in Science in Biology for Transfer is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in Biology (or an approved similar major) at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 (semester) units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion, students will be able to

• Use the scientific process to formulate questions, design experiments to test hypotheses, interpret experimental results to draw conclusions, communicate results both orally and in writing, and critically evaluate the use of the scientific method from published sources

• Apply evolutionary theory at the molecular, cellular, organism and population levels to explain the unity and diversity of living things

Which department am I in?

Biological, Health and Environmental Sciences Division

Study options

Full Time (90 units)

Tuition fees
US$8,496.00 per year
USD $236 per unit
Application deadline

31 October 2021, 31 January 2022

Start date

3 January 2022, 4 April 2022

Venue

Biological, Health and Environmental Sciences Division

BHES Division/Kirsch Center, KC229,

21250 Stevens Creek Blvd,

CUPERTINO,

California,

95014, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Students must be 18 years old to attend college. Students who are younger than 18 (but at least 16 before first day of classes) can attend with proof of secondary/high school completion or the equivalent.

A minimum score on any of the following examinations is required for admission (exam must have been taken in the last 2 years):

TOEFL - 61 iBT (De Anza College ETS code is 4286) or TOEFL PBT 46 or higher

IELTS - 6.0

iTEP - Level 4

EIKEN - 2A

Duolingo - 95 DET (50 DET older version)

Pearson PTE Academic - 45

Cambridge - 175+ on advanced or proficiency exam

GTEC CBT - 1100

IB (International Baccalaureate) English A HL or SL 4 or better

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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