Biology Concentration, Associate in Arts

General Education Requirements for Biology

Choose from the General Education Requirements according to your goals and interests and the requirements of your intended transfer institution. The recommended General Education courses for this concentration include the following:

Natural Sciences: Life

  • BIO:114 Biology IA, 4 credits

Natural Sciences: Physical

  • CHM:165/166 General Chemistry I, 4 - 5 credits


  • MAT:120 Calculus I, 4 credits

Computer Skills:

  • CSC:107 Computer Literacy, 3 credits OR
  • CSC:110 Introduction to Computers, 3 credits

Concentration Electives for Biology

Biology requirements vary depending on the transfer institution. It is important to plan your course selection carefully with both your community college advisor and your intended transfer institution. Choose elective courses as needed to complete the 62 credit hours required of an Associate Degree.

Recommended Electives

  • BIO:115 Biology IIA, 4 credits
  • CHM:175/176 General Chemistry II, 4-5 credits
  • CHM:132 Introduction to Organic & Biochemistry OR CHM:261/263 Organic Chemistry I, 4 credits
  • PHY:162 College Physics I, 4 credits
  • PHY:172 College Physics II, 4 credits
  • MAT:156 Statistics, 3 credits


Locations: Clinton Community College, Muscatine Community College, Scott Community College