PGM Code – CLBI
Program Description The Biology Direct Transfer Agreement degree consists of a minimum of 98.5 quarter credits earned in General Requirements, Distribution Requirements and Electives. This pathway is applicable to students planning to prepare for upper division Bachelor’s degree majors in Biology and is designed for students wishing to transfer to Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University, The Evergreen State College, University of Washington, Washington State University, Western Washington University, Saint Martin’s University, Seattle University, and Whitworth University.
Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning degrees and certificates of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by completing courses marked as “CD” on the requirement sheet and/or “Meets Cultural Diversity Requirement” in the quarterly class schedule. Those courses may also be used to fulfill other requirements of the degree or certificate.
Credit/Grade Requirements Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in all college-level courses and earn at least 30 college-level (100 level or above) credits at Edmonds Community College. At some four-year colleges, a 2.0 is not sufficient for admission into the major.
Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning degrees and certificates of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement. CD classes appear in the class listings section of the quarterly schedule.
Students pursuing an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree must take at least five (5) credits of CD courses. Courses that satisfy the CD requirement address at least two of the three areas below:
- Knowledge of culture and its influence on individuals and groups in our society
- Awareness of attitudes and values regarding life in a multicultural society
- Skills to recognize, analyze, and evaluate multicultural perspectives and issues
Intermediate Algebra Proficiency This requirement may be satisfied by completion of high school mathematics through second year algebra or completion of MATH 090 , with a grade of 2.0 or higher. Note: High school transcripts are not used to determine placement into courses which have an intermediate algebra prerequisite.
Students are advised to
- Consult with a science faculty adviser quarterly
- Depending on the type of biology degree and long-term academic goals, some students may be best advised to complete the Associate of Science Track 1 degree instead of this Associate of Arts in Biology. Consult with a faculty adviser to determine which degree best suites your goals.
- Admission application deadlines vary; students must meet the deadline for the university or universities to which they plan to apply for transfer admission
- Before transferring to a four-year institution, you should consult with the appropriate department at the intended transfer school for “university specific” requirements that are not prerequisites to admission to the Biology major but will need to be completed prior to graduation
- Certain schools may have additional “university specific” requirements for admission to the institution that are not prerequisites and include these in schedule planning
- At least three quarters before you plan to graduate, contact any college(s) where you have earned credits and have your official transcript(s) sent to Edmonds Community College
- Submit an “Evaluation Request–Transfer Credits” form (available in Enrollment Services) to activate the process of transferring credits to Edmonds Community College
- For more information or to schedule an advising appointment, call 425.640.1458
Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall. Note applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.
College Website | www.edcc.edu
How to Enroll | www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer Center | www.edcc.edu/transfer
College Bookstore | www.edcc.edu/bookstore
Advising Appointments | 425.640.1458