Biology — Pre-Professional
The Associate in Science degree in Pre-Professional Biology prepares students to transfer to a 4- year institution to complete a bachelor''s degree in the life sciences. It was designed in collaboration with several university biology departments to ensure maximum transferability into the various programs they offer.
Although the minimum requirement for completing the program is 60 credit hours, students may be able to take additional coursework at HFCC and transfer it to the 4-year institution.
This degree is designed for students who want to enter careers in areas such as: • Human Health and Medicine • Genetic Counseling • Forensic Biology • Veterinary Medicine • Biotechnology * Genetic Engineering • Marine Biology • Natural Resources and Conservation * Microbiology * Secondary Education
- University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
- University of Michigan - Dearborn
- Wayne State University
Students must consult with a Pre-Professional Biology advisor to plan an appropriate course of study for the area of biological sciences and the college or university to which they intend to transfer.
Courses numbered below 100 will not count toward the minimum 60 hours required for graduation with an Associate in Science in Pre-Professional Biology.
The minimum requirement for earning the AS in Pre-Professional Biology is 60 credit hours.
However, most universities and colleges will accept additional coursework from HFCC and apply it toward BS degree requirements. We encourage students to take advantage of this and to complete as many courses as they can transfer at HFCC.
Required Core Courses
Required Support Courses
Students must also complete the specific degree requirements for the Associate in Science Degree. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Associate in Science Degree Requirements when applicable. Developmental courses (developmental courses are those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.
Students must also complete the General Education requirements of the College. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses for the, as well as courses used to fulfill requirements of the Associate in Science degree, may also be used to fulfill General Education requirements when applicable.