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Biology Associate of Science (AS)

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Biology is a science centered around the study of life and living organisms. The Associate of Science (AS) in Biology is designed for students wishing to transfer to a 4-year institution. The Curriculum also prepares students to work professionally in areas centered around biology.

Associate of Science Degree

An Associate of Science is an academic transfer degree designed for students who will ultimately be pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree at a four-year college/university.

First Year

First Semester Courses 12 Credits
BIOL 1406 Biology I for Science Majors 4
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I 4
Elective Language/Philosophy/Culture1 3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Wellness 1
Second Semester Courses 14 Credits
BIOL 1407 Biology II for Science Majors 4
CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II 4
Elective Elective Social/Behavioral Science1 3
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
Third Semester Courses 3 Credits
ENGL 1302 Composition & Rhetoric II 3

Second Year

First Semester Courses 15 Credits
CHEM 2423 Organic Chemistry I 4
PHYS 1401 General Physics I 4
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
Elective MATH/Life & Physical Sciences Elective1 4
Second Semester Courses 16 Credits
BIOL 2421 General Microbiology 4
CHEM 2425 Organic Chemistry II 4
PHYS 1402 General Physics II 4
MATH 2413 Calculus I 4


NOTE: Under this Biology A.S. Texas Tuning Agreement, students may be placed in MATH 2413 through placement by testing or by completing the appropriate MATH prerequisites.

  1. Choose from the Core Requirements for the Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science.
Biology Associate of Science (AS) Degree Program Total 60 Credits

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Transfer Options

Credits earned at Lone Star College transfer to any public college or university in the state. Start smart with 2+2 (2 years at LSC and 2 years at the University of your choice) and get the first two years of your Bachelor's degree without the high-cost. Before you make your decision, make sure you:

  1. Meet with an advisor to choose the right degree plan
  2. Research colleges & universities
  3. Complete their admissions application on time

Transfer Guides

The key to success and to minimizing stress is planning ahead. LSC has transfer agreements with dozens of colleges and universities across Texas. These transfer guides, 2 + 2 agreements, and equivalency guides will show you the LSC courses that fulfill bachelor degree requirements at the institutions listed.

Transfer Centers

Want to speak with someone in person? No problem. All six of our campuses have transfer centers that offer one-on-one appointments, workshops, university visits and resources for parents. Find the transfer center that is closest to you:


Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $800 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.

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