Aug 20, 2018
With or without one of the following concentrations: Cell and Molecular Biology, Integrative Biology, Neurobiology, Plant Biology
Lower Division Requirements at the Alamo Colleges District for an AS degree
The courses in this section meet the requirements for an Associate of Science degree. The Graduation section in any catalog of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District lists additional Degree/Certificate Requirements.
Applicable Transfer Credit Hours
This Transfer Advising Guide provides 72 college-level hours, of which 65 will transfer and apply, as EDUC 1300 and MATH 1414 will transfer, but are NOT applicable towards the UTSA baccalaureate degree in Biology.
(Note: UTSA accepts a maximum of 66 college-level hours in transfer towards a baccalaureate degree.)
(Note: For the Alamo Colleges District this transfer advising guide is core complete and degree complete.)
*** denotes Milestone Course(s).
A milestone course is a course that is critical for success in this program as determined by the Faculty of the Alamo Colleges District.
### denotes Gateway Course(s)
Students pursuing this degree at UTSA must successfully complete each of the Gateway Courses with a grade of “C” or better in no more than two attempts. A student who is unable to successfully complete these courses within two attempts, including dropping a course with a grade of “W” or taking an equivalent course at another institution (including any colleges of the Alamo Colleges District), will not be allowed to select this major at UTSA.
Special College Admission Requirements
In order to declare either a major in Biology or a major in Microbiology and Immunology, a student’s academic performance will be evaluated after the five courses listed below have been completed. To declare either major, a Pre-Biology (PBI) student must have:
- a grade point average of at least 2.0 for all UTSA coursework
- a grade point average of at least 2.25 for all Biology (UTSA and/or transfer) coursework. Transfer students must also have a grade point average of at least 2.0 in all UTSA Biology coursework.
- successfully satisfied all three sections (mathematics, reading, and writing) of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI)
- successfully completed the following or equivalent courses with a grade of “C-” or better:
- BIO 1404 Biosciences I o BIO 1414 Biosciences II
- CHE 1103 General Chemistry I
- MAT 1193 Calculus for the Biosciences
- PHY 1943 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I or PHY 1603 Algebra-based Physics I
Additional UTSA Advising Notes
Things to do and remember upon Admission to UTSA:
Using this Transfer Advising Guide with UTSA
This Transfer Advising Guide represents UTSA’s degree plan and is subject to change at the university’s discretion. It is intended for advising purposes only so students know exactly which courses they can take at any of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District and have the courses count towards degree requirements when they transfer to UTSA. It is highly recommended that students meet with their assigned academic advisor to review all graduation and transfer requirements listed in the Transfer Advising Guide.
The ultimate goal is to provide students with accurate information for transfer pathways while minimizing loss of credits in transfer. Students are encouraged to review UTSA’s requirements frequently.
Course numbers in italics are UTSA’s course numbers.
This Transfer Advising Guide is based upon The University of Texas at San Antonio’s 2017-2018 catalog and is subject to change.
The Alamo Colleges District Advising
Students are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor about courses and other educational concerns if they plan to pursue a two-year degree program, transfer to another college or university, or simply take a few selected courses. In addition to course and degree requirements, policies and procedures are subject to change; stay informed by meeting with an academic advisor regularly.
Many students who plan to transfer to a university are advised to fulfill the lower-division requirements for the university. With appropriate planning, your Alamo Colleges District team can help make the transfer experience a seamless process. It is the responsibility of all students to ensure that they take courses at the Alamo Colleges District that will be accepted by the senior institutions they wish to attend.
For more information contact your Alamo Colleges District team.
Revised on 11/17/17