BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE PRE-MAJOR
Spokane Community College
1810 North Greene Street
Spokane, WA 99217-5399
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Degrees and Certificates
AA-DTA - SCC
Associate in Biology DTA/MRP - SCC
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Tuition and Fees
The Life Science Department offers courses in the fields of environmental biology, general biology, anatomy and physiology, nutrition, microbiology, botany and zoology. These courses allow students to investigate the scientific world either as a major area of study, part of the liberal arts curriculum or just to satisfy a curiosity.
Students in Biology can specialize in a wide array of areas such as Science Education, Zoology, Botany, Wildlife, Forestry, Fisheries, Ecology, Environment Science, Microbiology, and Biotechnology. Positions can be found in a variety of areas such as public and private educational institutions, private companies, and local, state, and federal government agencies. Entry level positions are very competitive, so student should consider graduate degrees.
Consult a counselor or academic adviser for recommended courses specific to student's choice of transfer institution.
Course of Study
Complete Associate in Biology DTA/MRP degree requirements, or consult a college counselor/adviser for AA degree requirements.
Carefully check the foreign language requirements of the college to which you plan to transfer. If possible, complete these requirements while enrolled at the community college.
Completion of recommended courses in a pre-major for transfer does not necessarily assure a student admission to a four-year institution or a specific program.
College Transfer Information
While students attend college for a variety of reasons, most attend for the purpose of acquiring the knowledge and skills needed for entering a particular field of work, occupation or profession. Because the first two years of college are frequently spent meeting general college or university requirements, many options are available to students who plan to complete their freshman and sophomore years at SCC or SFCC.
Students should always check the requirements of the four-year institution from which they intend to graduate.
Careful planning is necessary, as transferability of specific courses or programs is determined solely by the college to which the student transfers. Transfer guides, available in counseling centers at SCC and SFCC, should be consulted by all students planning to transfer.
Students who have not made a decision regarding a transfer institution should follow the Community Colleges of Spokane requirements for the associate of arts degree. These requirements will satisfy most of the general course requirements for graduation from other institutions. Requirements for the associate of arts degree and a complete listing of courses available will be found in the college catalog.
Educational, vocational and personal counseling services are available to all students through the counseling centers at SCC or SFCC. Students may obtain professional counseling services prior to registration to plan their program of study. In addition, faculty advisers are assigned to each student to provide further assistance during the year.