May 24, 2018
Associate of Science Degree
The Biology Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement is designed for the student who is planning to transfer to a participating public four-year Colorado college or university that offers this program within the minimum number of credits designated by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.
Courses with a 3-character bracketed code (for example, “English Composition I [CO1]” ), in which a student earns the final grade of “C” or better are guaranteed to transfer to every public Colorado college or university. Although some courses in which a “D” grade is earned may apply toward the AS degree at Aims (provided they are not in Math, Science, or Computers), they are not guaranteed to transfer. Students may want to check with the next school they plan to attend in order to determine transferability, or may want to repeat those courses to receive a better grade.
Please view the Colorado Department of Higher Education web site for participating institutions and any additional degree requirement details (CDHE Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreements/Degrees with Designation). Students should contact receiving institution for course transferability or additional requirements when selecting courses.
Degree Requirements for the Biology Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement:
General Education Requirements:
Arts & Humanities:
Select two Arts & Humanities courses from the lists below.
Total Arts & Humanities Credits for A.S. Degree: 6
Behavioral & Social Sciences:
Select two courses from the lists below.
Economic & Political Systems:
Human Behavior & Social Systems:
Total Behavior & Social Science Credits for A.S. Degree: 6
Total Communication Credits for A.S. Degree: 6
Select one history course from the list below.
Total History Credits for A.S. Degree: 3
Total Mathematics Credits for A.S. Degree: 5
Physical & Life Sciences:
Total Physical & Life Science Credits for A.S. Degree: 10
Additional Required Courses:
*Note: If these credits are not required for the major at the receiving 4-year institution, they will be applied to the Bachelor’s degree as elective credit towards gradation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.
Total Additional Required Course Credits for A.S. Degree: 20
Students must take four additional credits of electives. Electives may be chosen from the A.S. approved electives from the following: AST, BIO, CHE, CIS, COM, CSC, ENV, GEY, MAT, or PHY (see Approved Degree Electives).
Total Elective Credits for A.S. Degree: 4
Total Credits for A.S. Degree: 60