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    Sep 29, 2023  
MCCC College Catalog 2022-23 
MCCC College Catalog 2022-23 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biological Sciences Transfer Pathway

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The following are course recommendations for students who plan on transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in biology or related fields.

Recommended Courses

1st Semester

17 credits

2nd Semester

17 credits

3rd Semester

15 credits

4th Semester

  • Credit Hours: 4 4
  • BIOL - Biology Elective Credits Hours: 4 3
  • Social Science Elective Credits Hours: 3
  • Humanities Elective Credits Hours: 3

14 credits

Total = 60 - 63 Credits

1 May take MATH 164 - Precalculus  in place of MATH 157 - College Algebra  and MATH 159 - Trigonometry and Analytical Geometry .

2 See the computer skills alternatives listed in college catalog.

3 Choose from BIOL 156 - Introduction to Environmental Science , BIOL 251 - Elements of Botany , BIOL 252 - Elements of Zoology , BIOL 260 - General Microbiology , BIOL 264 - Fundamentals of Genetics .

4 May take PHY 151 - General Physics I  and PHY 152 - General Physics II  in place of CHEM 251 - Organic Chemistry I  and CHEM 252 - Organic Chemistry II  (to be completed as required at transfer school)

Transfer Information:

Transfer Institutions may require different courses for this transfer program. Students should tailor their MCCC program as closely as possible to the requirements at their four-year school of choice. Meet with an Enrollment Services representative for more information.


All students should check for prerequisites for a class before registering. Prerequisites can be found at

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