Associate in Science (AS) Degree


Study biology and build a solid foundation in general education classes at EICC. With low-cost tuition and guaranteed transfer agreements in place, EICC is a smart way to do your first two years. Small classes instead of huge lecture sections are a bonus, too.

What You Learn as a Biology Transfer Major

In biology, you study life and living organisms as a scientist. It’s a great start to your bachelor’s degree. You take biology, chemistry, and mathematics in small classes. Your other courses give you the general education needed to transfer. You graduate prepared to succeed at a four-year college.

What Can I do With a Biology Degree? 

You have a lot of options for a great career. Enter the field of conservation, forestry, environmental protection, or food science. Study biological processes as a biochemist or biophysicists. Go into research. Your degree can be a solid stepping stone into further study and a career in health care, veterinary science, medical research, or pharmaceuticals. 

A Solid Foundation

Cell Biology

Every living thing

Cell Biology

All living beings are made of cells. Learn about this building block, its structures and functions.


Burn it up!


How heat energy is released or absorbed during a chemical reaction or phase change.

Technical Writing

Clarity takes skill

Technical Writing

Employers in every industry seek professionals who communicate clearly.

General Education


General Education

Gen eds prep you for unexpected career turns. Take them at EICC for small classes & less cost.

What are Transfer Majors

The Biology Transfer Major is part of EICC's statewide Transfer Major associate's degree program. It was developed through a partnership between Iowa's community colleges, public universities, and many private colleges. It outlines the precise courses you need to complete if you want to transfer to a four-year college and study a specific major. The partner colleges and universities have approved the EICC courses, so all the credits you earn with us fully transfer toward your bachelor's degree.  It's streamlined and simple. 

If EICC is your first stop to a four-year degree, this is a great option!

This degree transfers to

Ames, Iowa 

  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer
  • +2 years estimated completion at ISU

See Iowa State Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Davenport, Iowa

  • $1,000 scholarship offered to EICC students who apply for SAU/Dual Admission
  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer

See St. Ambrose University Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Iowa City, Iowa

  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer
  • +2 years estimated completion at UI

See University of Iowa Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Cedar Falls, Iowa

  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer
  • +2 years estimated completion at UNI

See University of Northern Iowa Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Fayette, Iowa

  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer
  • +2 years estimated completion at Upper Iowa

See Upper Iowa Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Keep Your Transfer Plan Current

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Maybe your intended next college has added a new major or maybe you’ve discovered a new interest. Check with your EICC advisor regularly and keep your own checklist going so you’re on the right path making the right progress.



Dominique Steverson
"I started my EICC education in the Biology Transfer Major, because of the strong foundation. The credits and courses are all pre-arranged, making transfer easy."
Dominique Steverson, Biology Transfer Major, AS Degree
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2+2 = Savings

Here’s a secret: biology is biology no matter where you take the course. But the cost isn’t the same. Do your first two years at EICC and wipe out those required general education courses, then transfer to finish your Bachelor’s degree. The 24 months and 60+ credits you earn with us will cost less than one semester at most public or private universities. Save your money. High-quality and low-cost. That’s our niche.

Aerial View or Nahant Marsh

Nahant Marsh

This massive wetland is tucked between rail yards and an oxbow lake in southwest Davenport. It's home to 300 acres of hiking trails, 150+ species of animals, and 400+ species of plants. Study conservation and wetlands here. Or just come to play and revel in the surroundings. It's a classroom and nature's playground.

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Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the International Honor Society for two-year colleges. Complete 12 credit hours with 3.5 GPA, and your local chapter will send you an invite to join. Each of our colleges has a chapter which means you’ll be supported by your peers. PTK offers transfer scholarships, intellectual enrichment, and personal development.


Your Degree = Success

Planning to earn a bachelor’s? Start here, then transfer your credits or associate’s degree. Studies show community college students who transfer into a four-year do better than the students who started there as freshmen.

Get a remarkable education and remarkable head start at EICC.

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Contact Admissions

Contact the admissions representative from the college you plan to attend. If you’re not sure, you may contact any rep. Each can answer questions about any college or program.

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Biology Transfer Major: Locations

Clinton Community College

1000 Lincoln Blvd.
Clinton, IA 52732
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Muscatine Community College

152 Colorado St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
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Scott Community College

500 Belmont Rd.
Bettendorf, IA 52722
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