About the Program
The Biology Transfer Pathway AS degree offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an associate degree whose course credits will directly transfer to designated Biology bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The entire curriculum has been carefully designed to guarantee junior-year status to students who have been admitted to one of the seven Minnesota State universities. There, students can complete their bachelor’s degree by earning 60 additional credits.
Minnesota State universities include: Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University.
Transfer Pathway degrees may transfer to colleges and universities outside of the Minnesota State system, such as private and out-of-state schools. It is highly recommended that students interested in this possibility contact their intended transfer school, advisor/counselor, and program instructors for academic planning assistance.
Students can take individual Biology courses to meet Liberal Arts and Sciences requirements for an Associate in Arts Degree (AA), Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC), or to transfer individually to two- and four-year colleges and universities. Biology courses are a requirement for a variety of bachelor's degree majors/minors.
The Century College Biology Department offers a wide range of subjects taught by biologists from diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise. Subject areas include: cell biology, genetics, ecology, evolutionary biology, field biology, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, organismal biology and forensic biology. In addition, you will develop a better understanding of current topics in the news, such as climate change, medical breakthroughs, and endangered species that will empower you to explore these issues and challenges facing our world today.
Cost & Financial Aid
Century College can be extremely affordable through financial aid and scholarship opportunities.
As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities.
Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Our programs qualify for federal financial aid including Pell Grants, Federal Direct Loans, and others.
Planning for Your Program
Potential Job Titles
Potential careers and projected job growth for a variety of bioscience professions can be found at the Bureau of Labor Statistics.