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Biology Transfer Pathway

  • Associate of Science (AS)
  • 60 credits
  • Delivery Method: On-Campus

Why Study Biology Transfer Pathway at LSC?

The Biology Transfer Pathway AS offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Science degree whose course credits will directly transfer to designated Biology bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The entire curriculum has been carefully designed to guarantee junior-year status to students who have been admitted to one of the seven Minnesota State universities. There, students can complete their bachelor’s degree by earning 60 additional credits. Students planning to transfer outside of the Minnesota State system are advised to consult with their intended transfer institution to determine transferability of the courses in this curriculum.

Universities within the Minnesota State system include Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University, Moorhead; Southwest State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University.

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Career Information

Visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the MN Dept of Employment & Economic Development, and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to gather valuable career information such as wage reports, career outlook, job prospects, industry trends, and career opportunities. These tools are available to help empower students to make informed decisions about their educational and professional paths.

Below you will find the Career Field and Career Cluster that this program is related to. Learn more about if this career area fits your interests!

Is Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources right for you?

Agriculture, food, and natural resources workers produce agricultural goods. This includes food, plants, animals, fabrics, wood, and crops. You might work on a farm, ranch, dairy, orchard, greenhouse, or plant nursery. You could also work in a clinic or laboratory as a scientist or engineer.

Plan Your Education

The Biology Transfer Pathway Program Guide is a tool to help you map out how to successfully get your degree at Lake Superior College.

View approximate total tuition and fees for MN residents to complete this degree.

Program Outcomes

A student completing Lake Superior College’s Biology Transfer Pathway AS and transferring into a designated bachelor’s program in biology at a Minnesota State university will have junior standing and may complete the bachelor’s degree within an additional 60 credits. You will be able to transfer to the following designated majors at these Minnesota State universities:

  • Bemidji State University: Biology, BA, BS
  • Metropolitan State University: Biology, BA
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato: Biology, BS
  • Minnesota State University, Moorhead: Biology, BA
  • Southwest Minnesota State University: Biology, BA
  • St. Cloud State University: Life Sciences, BES
  • Winona State University: Biology – Allied Health, B.S. Biology – Cell and Molecular, BS Biology – Ecology, BS Biology – Environmental Science, BS

To graduate and be guaranteed admission to a Minnesota State university’s designated program you must earn an overall grade point average as indicated by the university to which you will transfer.

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