Where does my path start?
You will complete an Associate of Science-Transfer (AS-T) Track 1 degree at Shoreline.
Use the AS-T Track 1 Degree Planning Guide, with this guide, to understand the requirements for graduation.
Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biological Sciences.
Biological Sciences are excellent preparation for graduate studies in biology, genetics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, law, medicine and education.
Where can I go for help?
Program Faculty Advisors
206-546-4543 firstname.lastname@example.org Rm 2815
206-546-4683 email@example.com Rm 5351
206-546-4550 firstname.lastname@example.org Rm 2808
206-546-4782 email@example.com Rm 2807
206-546-4578 firstname.lastname@example.org Rm 2816
206-546-6953 email@example.com Rm 5231
General Academic Advising
FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229
9000 Building, Rm. 9302
Where can I transfer and what is required at my chosen school?
Before choosing classes, become familiar with the four-year program where you want to apply: visit the website, email the department, and/or speak with a Shoreline advisor. Below are examples from Washington schools with different admissions and graduation requirements. Check with the school for world language requirements. (Non-native speakers of English are often exempt from this requirement.)
What courses should I take?
This unofficial guide is intended to support you as you prepare for your major. Please consult with an advisor and your chosen four-year school(s), as program and admissions requirements vary and may change without notice.
General Education - 18-20 Credits
Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)
Humanities and Social Sciences - 15 Credits
Select one course from the Humanities course list, one course from the Social Sciences course list, and a third course from either list.
Pre-Major Requirements (54-59 Credits)
Major Science Sequence
(Minimum 10 Credits for AS-T, Track 1 degree)
Recommended for molecular biology, biochemistry, and microbiology majors:
PHYS& 114 , PHYS& 115 , and PHYS& 116 OR PHYS& 221 , PHYS& 222 , and PHYS& 223 , OR CHEM& 241 /CHEM 271 , CHEM& 242 /CHEM 272 , and CHEM& 243 /CHEM 273
Recommended for gneral biology, botany or zoology majors:
Take Phys or Chem above OR an additional 100 or 200 level Biology
Recommended for conservation and ecological biology majors:
ENVS& 101 and ENVS 202 or GEOG 203 , GEOG 204 , or GEOL& 101 , or BIOL 124 or BIOL 144 ; OR 10-15 credits from PHYS& 114 , PHYS& 115 , and PHYS& 116 or PHYS& 221 , PHYS& 222 , and PHYS& 223
Biological Sciences - What is it?
Biological Sciences is the study of all living organisms, encompassing plants, animals and microorganisms. From molecular and cellular biology to genetics, ecosystems and evolution, Biological Sciences is one of the broadest fields in science.
Areas of study in Biological Sciences: Botany/plant science, ecology, wildlife biology, zoology, entomology, genetics, microbiology, biomedical science, cellular and molecular biology, pathology, virology and neurobiology.
What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences?
Graduates in Biological Sciences develop strong critical thinking, problem solving and technical skills for entry-level positions as laboratory assistants, research assistants and technicians in various work environments. Advanced degrees and licensures are often required for professional advancement in Biological Sciences.
Potential employers include: Zoos and aquariums, wildlife preserves, state and federal government agencies such as the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, environmental protection agencies and public health departments; non-profit medical and environmental organizations, biotechnology companies, scientific instrument companies, hospitals, public and private schools, colleges and universities. For more, please visit http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.
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