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2017-2018 Transfer Advising Guides 
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2017-2018 Transfer Advising Guides [Archived Catalog]

Biology - AA to BA - Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) 2017-2018

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Lower Division Requirements at the Alamo Colleges District for an AA degree

The courses in this section meet the requirements for an Associate of Arts degree. The Graduation section in any catalog of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District lists additional Degree/Certificate Requirements.

Semester I

Semester II

Semester III

Semester IV

Semester V

Semester VI

Applicable Transfer Credit Hours

This Transfer Advising Guide provides 74 college-level hours, of which 70 will transfer and apply as CHEM 1411/1311 & 1111 will transfer but will NOT be applicable towards the Our Lady of the Lake University baccalaureate degree in Biology.

Note: OLLU accepts a maximum of 72 college level hours in transfer towards a baccalaureate degree.  Students must complete the specified number of advanced credits and credits in residence for their degrees. 

Note: OLLU requires that all transfer courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better

Note: For the Alamo Colleges District, this transfer advising guide is core complete and degree complete.

Milestone Course(s)

*** 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.

Additional Our Lady of the Lake University Advising Notes

Once accepted to Our Lady of the Lake University, please call 210-431-3966 to make an appointment with an academic advisor in Transfer Student Services. A current listing of the advising center can be found at

Refer to the catalog for a list of specific course requirements for this degree plan from Our Lady of the Lake University.

Pay close attention to course sequencing and availability at the Our Lady of the Lake University as it will affect the time it takes to complete the degree program.

In addition to the above courses, the following courses are required to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology (OLLU Course Numbers)

• One of the following:
         o THSA 1300 The Catholic Imagination
         o THSA 1310 Introduction to Spirituality and Providence
         o THSA 1320 Reading the Bible

• BIOL 2430 Molecular Cellular Biology
• BIOL 3441 General Ecology

• One of the following:
         o BIOL 4481 Research and Writing
         o BIOL 5401 Problems in Biology

• Three of the following (Two must be advanced courses):

         o BIOL 2400 Invertebrate Zoology
         o BIOL 2492 Organ Physiology
         o BIOL 3413 Vascular Plants    
         o BIOL 3422 Comparative Anatomy Vertebrates      
         o BIOL 3442 Marine Biology      
         o BIOL 3443 Aquatic Biology       
         o BIOL 3450 Environmental Toxicology    
         o BIOL 3463 Biology of Reproduction    
         o BIOL 3465 Evolution       
         o BIOL 3481 General Microbiology     
         o BIOL 4421 Development Biology      
         o BIOL 4423 Microscopic Anatomy       
         o BIOL 5493 Introduction to Pharmacology

• 4 Additional Advanced Hours in Biology
• CHEM 3421
• Suggested Elective- One of the following:
         o PHSC 1411 Physical Science I
         o PHSC 1412 Physical Science II

***BIOL 4421 has a prerequisite course required: BIOL 3462 Genetics

This major requires a minor
Suggested Minor:
         o Chemistry

Using this Transfer Advising Guide with the Our Lady of the Lake University

This Transfer Advising Guide represents the Our Lady of the Lake University 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 the Our Lady of the Lake University. It is highly recommended that students meet with their assigned 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 the Our Lady of the Lake University’s requirements frequently.

Course numbers in italics are the Our Lady of the Lake University’s course numbers.

This Transfer Advising Guide is based upon the Our Lady of the Lake University’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.

Release Date:

Released on April 17, 2018

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