Biological Sciences Transfer (AS)


Biological Sciences Transfer

The Associate of Science for Biological Sciences Transfer is offered to approximate the first two years of a baccalaureate program in the health or biological sciences or for entrance to a specialized health professional program. This curriculum is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution to study pre-medical, pre-dental or pre-veterinary medicine; physical or occupational therapy; optometry; biology; or any biological science. This program also is appropriate for any health technology student who wishes to pursue an education beyond the AAS degrees offered by the college.

EGCC’s Transfer Module as approved by the Ohio Board of Regents is integrated into this curriculum to ensure a smooth transfer to upper division programs. As such, this degree is not intended to prepare graduates for specific occupations.

Upon successful completion of the AS (Biological Sciences Transfer) degree, the graduate will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate competency in the science curriculum to fulfill freshmen and sophomore requirements for transfer to most four-year colleges.
  • Successfully complete the program requirements with a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average.
  • Ninety-five percent of all students graduating from Eastern Gateway with an Associate of Science Biological Sciences Degree will transfer to a four-year institution of higher learning.


The coursework includes the basic math and science courses that are generally acceptable to the transfer institution. The major emphasis is on completion of general education requirements that are part of the senior institution’s requirements for health and life sciences majors. The curriculum also includes pertinent course work in the humanities and social sciences.

 Students enrolling in this transfer program should be aware of the course requirements and applications of transfer credits at the institutions to which they are considering transferring. 

Working closely with an academic advisor, a student will be able to tailor a program of study to fit the requirements of the desired transfer institution. It is the student’s responsibility to meet requirements of a program and the needs in regards to transfer.

Information regarding transfer of credits to various colleges and universities is available through the transfer coordinator.

Biological Sciences Transfer Course Grid (AS)