Biological Sciences

Program Description

The Associate in Science Transfer (AS-T) degree is designed to prepare students for entrance into a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science program in the Biological Sciences. The primary focus of the AS-T is on completion of the necessary math and science requirements for junior standing at Washington state baccalaureate institutions. Students will be required to take additional general education courses after transfer. Biological Sciences are excellent preparation for graduate studies in Biology, Genetics, Biomedical, Dentistry, Law, Medicine and Education.

Biological Sciences — What is it?

Biological Sciences is the study of all living organisms, encompassing plants, animals and microorganisms. From molecular and cellular biology, to genetics, ecosystems and evolution, Biological Sciences is one of the broadest fields in science.

Areas of study in Biological Sciences:

Botany/Plant Science, Ecology and Wildlife, Zoology, Entomology, Genetics, Microbiology, Biomedical, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Pathology, Virology and Neurobiology.

Contact Us
Faculty and Advising

Leoned Gines
Room 2815

Guy Hamilton
Room 2809

Matt Loper
Room 5351

Judy Penn
Room 2807

Kira Wennstrom
Room 2816

Joyce Fagel
Room 2814

Career Opportunities —What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences?

Graduates in Biological Sciences develop strong critical thinking, problem solving and technical skills for entry level positions as laboratory assistants, research assistants and technicians in various work environments. Advanced degrees and licensures are often required for specialization in Biological Sciences.

Potential employers include:

Zoos and Aquariums, Wildlife Preserves, State and Federal Government such as the National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agencies and Public Health Departments; Non-profit Medical and Environmental Organizations, Biotechnology Companies, Scientific Instrument Companies, Hospitals, Public and Private Schools, Colleges and Universities. For more, please visit Career Counseling.

Transfer Possibilities — Where can I transfer?

The AS-T makes it possible for students to transfer to a number of public and private colleges and universities in the U.S. with junior standing. An Associate Degree from Shoreline  makes it possible for students to transfer to public and private colleges and universities throughout the U.S. with junior standing. Shoreline also has agreements with several universities to make transferring even easier. For transfer within Washington State, we offer a special degree called the AA-DTA. For international students, Shoreline also has conditional admission agreements that allow a student to be simultaneously accepted by Shoreline and a university of the student's choosing.

Length of Program: 90 Credits Completion Award: A.S. Degree