Biological Sciences

Length of Program: 90 Credits Completion Award: A.S. Degree

 

Faculty and Advising Contacts

Leoned Gines

Rm 2815

206-546-4543

 

Guy Hamilton

Rm 2809

206-546-4786  

 

Matt Loper 

Rm 5351

206-546-4683      

 

Judy Penn

Rm 2807

206-546-4782

       

Kira Wennstrom

Rm 2816

206-546-4578

                                             

Joyce Fagel

Rm 2814

206-546-6984


Program Description

The Associate in Science Transfer (AS-T) degree is designed to prepare students for entrance into a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science program in the Biological Sciences. The primary focus of the AS-T is on completion of the necessary math and science requirements for junior standing at Washington state baccalaureate institutions. Students will be required to take additional general education courses after transfer. Biological Sciences are excellent preparation for graduate studies in Biology, Genetics, Biomedical, Dentistry, Law, Medicine and Education.

 

Biological Sciences — What is it?
Biological Sciences is the study of all living organisms, encompassing plants, animals and microorganisms. From molecular and cellular biology, to genetics, ecosystems and evolution, Biological Sciences is one of the broadest fields in science.


Areas of study in Biological Sciences:

Botany/Plant Science, Ecology and Wildlife, Zoology, Entomology, Genetics, Microbiology, Biomedical, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Pathology, Virology and Neurobiology.

 

Career Opportunities —What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences?
Graduates in Biological Sciences develop strong critical thinking, problem solving and technical skills for entry level positions as laboratory assistants, research assistants and technicians in various work environments. Advanced degrees and licensures are often required for specialization in Biological Sciences.


Potential employers include:

Zoos and Aquariums, Wildlife Preserves, State and Federal Government such as the National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agencies and Public Health Departments; Non-profit Medical and Environmental Organizations, Biotechnology Companies, Scientific Instrument Companies, Hospitals, Public and Private Schools, Colleges and Universities. For more, please visit Career Counseling.

 

Transfer Possibilities — Where can I transfer?
The AS-T makes it possible for students to transfer to a number of public and private colleges and universities in the U.S. with junior standing. An Associate Degree from Shoreline  makes it possible for students to transfer to public and private colleges and universities throughout the U.S. with junior standing. Shoreline also has agreements with several universities to make transferring even easier. Please visit our transfer agreements page for a list of those options.  For transfer within Washington State, we offer a special degree called the AA-DTA. For international students, Shoreline also has conditional admission agreements that allow a student to be simultaneously accepted by Shoreline and a university of the student's choosing.