May 29, 2024  
2024-25 Curriculum Guide 
2024-25 Curriculum Guide

Biology Studies - CSCU Transfer Degree, AA (BIOL-AA-TAP)

Location(s): Asnuntuck, Capital, Gateway, Housatonic, Manchester, Middlesex, Naugatuck Valley, Northwestern Connecticut, Norwalk, Quinebaug Valley, Three Rivers, Tunxis

This 2024-25 Curriculum Guide is intended as a reference for Fall 2024 registration. The complete 2024-25 Academic Catalog will be finalized on July 1, 2024.

This program prepares students to transfer into one of the Connecticut State University (CSU) biology programs.

Learning Outcomes:

Outcomes: Students completing the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CSCU) Biology Pathway and earning an Associate’s Degree will be able to describe:

  • the mechanism by which the diversity of life evolved over time.
  • the basic units of structure that define the function of all living things.
  • how information is stored and exchanged, within and among organisms.
  • how living things transform energy and matter.
  • how living systems are interconnected and interacting.

Competencies: Student completing the CSCU Biology Pathway and earning an Associate’s Degree will be able to:

  • Apply the process of science
  • Use quantitative reasoning
  • Use modeling and simulation to describe living systems
  • Apply concepts and knowledge from within and outside of biology in order to interpret biological phenomena
  • Communicate biological concepts and interpretations
  • Discuss the relationship between Science and Society

This program follows the first two years of standard biology majors program and transfers into many public and private universities across the country. Student can transfer into the following programs under the Transfer Ticket transfer agreements:

  • Central CT State University: Ecology, Biodiversity, Evolution, Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Central CT State University: Environmental Science, B.S.
  • Central CT State University: General Biology, B.S.
  • Eastern CT State University: Biology, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Eastern CT State University: Biology, B.S.
  • Southern CT State University: Biology, B.A.
  • Southern CT State University: Biology, B.S.
  • Western CT State University: Biology - Professional Option, B.A.
  • Western CT State University: Ecological Option, B.A.

Pathway Courses (27-28 credits)

Total Credits: 60-62