Biology Pre-Professional – Science Transfer A.S. Degree

Students interested in pre-chiropractic, physical therapy, occupational therapy or physician’s assistant may major in the Biology Pre-Professional option. The curriculum parallels the first two years of a baccalaureate degree in biology. 

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Biology Pre-Professional - Science Transfer 62-65 Credits

What will students learn if they study Biology Transfer, Biology Pre-Professional, or Biotechnology Degree Options?
They concentrate on the theoretical and applied sciences, and mathematics. Their studies prepare them to meet the challenges of advanced study in professional careers.

Are there any requirements that must be satisfied before taking courses in the major?
A passing score on the College’s mathematics placement test for both Algebra I and Algebra II or MAT 013 and MAT 014 is required for all biology majors. In addition, a high school laboratory biology course with a minimum grade of “C” or BIO 010 and a high school laboratory chemistry or CHM 010 with a minimum grade of “C” are also required.

Can Biology majors transfer to a four-year college or university?
The Statewide Transfer Agreement for New Jersey ensures that students who earn an A.A. or A.S. degree at a community college will have those credits fully transferable to a New Jersey public four-year institution, will have completed half of the credits required for a basic four-year degree and will have completed all of the lower division general education requirements. In addition, articulation agreements with private institutions may provide similar transfer provisions. Students should discuss the transfer process with an advisor.

How long will it take to complete this degree?
Once students complete developmental coursework (if needed), the degree can be completed in two years of full-time study. They can shorten the amount of time by taking courses in the summer and winter sessions.

 

Department Contact Information

Contact Name: Dr. Parag Muley, department chair
Contact Phone: 732.906.2592
Contact Email: pmuley@middlesexcc.edu
Department Web: https://www.middlesexcc.edu/natural-sciences/

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Transfer Information

Our students transfer to 4-year colleges and universities around the globe. We’ve had students transfer to every state, including Alaska and Hawaii.

The Statewide Transfer Agreement for New Jersey ensures that students who earn an A.A. or A.S. degree at a community college will have those credits fully transferable to a New Jersey public four-year institution, will have completed half of the credits required for a basic four-year degree and will have completed all lower division general education requirements. In addition, articulation agreements are being worked out with institutions granting baccalaureate degrees to facilitate the transfer process. Students should discuss the transfer process with an advisor.

Are you interested in transferring to a school in New Jersey? You can use the tools at NJTransfer.org to see which of your MCC courses will transfer to a specific college.