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Biology has been defined as follows:

Biology is the study of living organisms, living systems, and life processes.


Upon graduation with a degree in Biology, opportunities for employment will fall within the following fields (click on the image to open a larger view:)

Biology Employment Profile final


In becoming a Biologist, a student will focus studies in the following areas (in addition to core subject areas) at the college and university levels (click on the image to open a larger view:)

Biology Expertise diagram final


The following diagram illustrates a recommended two-year transfer plan leading to a bachelor's degree in Biology (click on the image to open a larger view:)

Biology transfer plan rollout

To ensure that you are ready for courses as shown, please take note of the prerequisite flowchart shown below (click on the image to open a larger view:)

biology flowchart for rollout 12-12


You can download the entire Biology Tuning Packet, which outlines critical skill areas needed by students and graduates of Biology programs, here.

The Voluntary Statewide Transfer Compact for Science has been approved.  This means that participating institutions will agree: a) to teach courses included in the Compact at the lower level as listed in the Academic Course Guide Manual, updated and published each year by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and 2) to accept the courses listed for transfer into the bachelor's degree program at the university level as specified in the Compact.

Institutions of higher learning participating in the Voluntary Statewide Transfer Compacts for Engineering may be seen by clicking the button below.

Institutional Participation by Discipline

For further or more specific information regarding transfer to a Biology program in a Texas university, it is recommended that you contact the science department at the institution in which you are interested. For questions regarding the Tuning project or the Compact itself, please contact Mary Smith, Program Coordinator, or Debbie Rodriguez, Program Specialist at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

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