Programs of Study

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Biology Concentration

Degree: AS  |  Graduation Requirements: 62-64 credits

Program Summary:

The program is intended to provide students with a solid background in biology. With this background, students should be able to transfer to a baccalaureate program in biology and seamlessly transition into third year courses in a biology degree.

The Liberal Arts & Sciences, AS: Biology Concentration degree program is a two-year university-parallel program recommended for those who plan to transfer to a four-year school with a major in biology or a biology-related field.

The student entering this program should be well-grounded in mathematics and sciences at the high school level. An entering student should have at least three years of Regents-level mathematics, Living Environment with a Regents exam score of at least 70%, and high school Regents Chemistry.

A student with less preparation may require more time to complete the program. Students who have identified the four-year college to which they plan to transfer or the biological field in which they plan to continue their studies should plan their program at SUNY Sullivan accordingly with their academic advisor.

Graduates of the Liberal Arts & Sciences, AS: Biology Concentration program will be able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of the principles of biology, chemistry, and mathematics.
  • The ability to conduct scientific experiments using the scientific method.
  • The ability to work safely and effectively in a laboratory environment, using a variety of laboratory equipment.
  • The critical thinking skills necessary to draw conclusions from scientific data.
  • Students will be able to transfer to a four-year institution to earn a bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to biology.

The SUNY Sullivan


Our Liberal Arts & Sciences, AS: Biology Concentration Program offers:

  • A university-parallel two-year program designed to allow students to transfer to a four-year school with a major in biology or a biology-related field.

  • Students with degrees in biology may pursue careers in research, education, medicine, and more.

Composition I 
MAT 1206 or higher level math from the approved Gen Ed 1 list
General Chemistry I 
Principles of Biology I
Humanities course from the approved Gen Ed 7 list 
MAT 1301 or higher 
General Chemistry II 
Principles of Biology II 
Physical Education course 
Fundamentals of Speech 
Organic Chemistry I 
Foreign Language
World Civilizations Course 
Am History, Western Civ 
Arts course from the approved Gen Ed 4, 5, 8 lists
SCI 1141/ 2113/2124/1922/1111 By Advisement
Organic Chemistry II 
PED prefix Course
Free Elective 
Elementary Statistics 
Social Sciences Course
NOTE: Students must meet a minimum of seven (7) General Education outcomes. See College Catalog for math competency requirement.

Interested in Transferring to a SUNY 4-year college?

Check out SUNY’s Course Equivalencies to find out what and how courses will transfer.

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