Biology Transfer Pathway Program

Career/Program Overview

The Biology Transfer Pathway AS 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 seven 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. Universities within the Minnesota State system include Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University, Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University.

Students planning to transfer to non-system universities are advised to consult with their intended transfer institution as early as possible to determine transferability of the courses in this curriculum.


Coursework includes Biology I and II, Organic Chemistry I and II, Classical Physics I and II, and Calculus I and II.  General education requirements include courses in written and oral communications, history and social/behavioral sciences, and humanities and fine arts.

Program/Degree Options

RCTC’s Biology Associate in Science degree is 60 credits in length.

Program Start Date(s)

Students can begin general education requirements any semester.

Career Opportunities/Information

This degree is specifically designed for transfer into a bachelor’s degree.


The Higher Learning Commission accredits Rochester Community and Technical College.

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