Associate in Biology - DTA/MRP

Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program

Credits: 90  |   Length of Program: 6 quarters

Subject: Science


Associate in Biology - Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA)/Major Related Program (MRP)

The Associate in Biology Degree is designed for persons interested in transferring to a four-year college or university.  Students who successfully complete degree requirements and elective courses recommended for their specific area of study will transfer to most four-year degree programs with junior standing. 

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General education introduces students to the content and methodology of the major areas of knowledge – communication, the humanities and fine arts, the natural sciences, mathematics and the social sciences – and helps them develop the intellectual skills that will make them more effective life-long learners.  The College’s general education program is intended to meet the transfer requirements of four-year colleges and universities as outlined in the Intercollegiate Relations Commission Handbook.  South Puget Sound Community College prepares recipients of the Associate in Biology Degree to:

  • Communicate effectively
  • Think logically and critically
  • Evaluate and process quantitative and symbolic data
  • Understand themselves in relation to others in a multicultural world
  • Understand ethical responsibilities and consequences
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In planning this degree students need to work closely with their advisor and the transfer institution so that the science credits within the degree create a seamless passage to the transfer institution. Although the Associate Degree transfers to four-year colleges and universities in Washington State, it may not meet specific department requirements.  

A minimum of 90 credits is required, meeting the distribution in the table below. All courses taken must be at college level (numbered 100 or above).  A class can only count once toward General Education requirements.  For example, IIS 125 will satisfy either HUMANITIES or SOCIAL SCIENCE course requirements, but not both. A maximum of 5 credits in performance/skills courses may be applied to the humanities distribution requirement.  A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above in all college-level courses required. 

Revision Date: 
May 1, 2019