Program Info

Effective Term
Fall 2017
Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Science
Office Contact
School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): 313-845-9632,, Health Careers Education Ctr, Room: G-122
Faculty Contact
Paul Root: 313-845-6312,, Science Bldg, Room: J-016A

Program Description


Prepares students to transfer to a 4-year institution to complete a bachelor's degree in the life sciences. Designed in collaboration with several university biology departments to ensure maximum transferability into the various programs they offer.

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Design and carry out a scientific experiment/investigation.
  • Practice safe laboratory techniques.
  • Interpret figures displaying biological concepts.
  • Create and interpret graphs using real data, including outliers, and relating the graphs to the original questions and hypotheses.
  • Differentiate between patterns of data showing correlation versus cause and effect.
  • Convey scientific explanations using proper written and verbal English.
  • Compare and contrast scientific processes with opinion and belief systems.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge base in chemistry.
  • Apply biological and chemical concepts and principles in the analysis of complex biological processes.
  • Describe processes vital to the maintenance of life ranging from cells and individual organisms to ecosystems and the biosphere.
Career Opportunities

The nature of this program is to serve as a transfer degree into a 4-year or longer degree at another college or university.

General Education

Category 3: Mathematics
Complete any one course from the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list.
Category 4: Social Sciences
Complete any two, from different disciplines.
Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts
Complete any two, from different disciplines.
Credit Hours

Degree-Specific Requirements

Computer Technology: Complete any one
Credit Hours

Program Requirements

Elective Hours
Minimum Total Credit Hours