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What it is

The Biology Transfer Pathway A.S. offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Science degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Biology bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities*.

The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the 7 Minnesota State universities enter the university with junior-year status. All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field.

Students planning to transfer outside of the Minnesota State System are advised to consult with their intended transfer institution to determine transferability of the courses in this curriculum.

*This transfer pathway in Associate of Science in Biology will transfer to the following majors:

  • Bemidji State University: Biology, B.A. or Biology, B.S.
  • Metropolitan State University: Biology, B.A.
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato: Biology, B.S.
  • Minnesota State University, Moorhead: Biology, B.A.
  • Southwest Minnesota State University: Biology, B.A.
  • St. Cloud State University: Life Sciences, B.E.S.
  • Winona State University: Biology-Allied Health, B.S. or Biology-Cell & Molecular, B.S. or Biology-Ecology, B.S. or Biology-Environmental Science, B.S.


  • Minneapolis College is located in close proximity to the University of Minnesota and a number of private colleges where you may transfer after completing your A.S. Degree. 
  • You will have the opportunity to work with state of the art technology in Minneapolis College’s brand new Science Center.
  • Laboratories in Minneapolis College’s Biology program are customized for each course.
  • You will have plenty of opportunities for extra support through study groups, tutorials, and various clubs such as the Science Club and the Three Legged Frog Club, a student created environmental group.

Award Requirements and Course Descriptions & Outlines

Please select the award below to view the degree options and requirements in the college catalog.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply biological concepts, principles and/or vocabulary to ethical implications and social issues
  2. Correctly implement laboratory protocols, use equipment and follow safety procedures
  3. Analyze quantitative and/or qualitative scientific data
  4. Find and/or evaluate credible sources to support claims and/or communicate scientific results
  5. Communicate an interest in and appreciation for the natural world by posing questions and/or identifying courses of action to take
  6. Apply biological themes and concepts to content across courses and disciplines