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Transfer Guide: Biology/Biomedical Concentration

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This Guide is intended to assist students who plan to transfer to St. Ambrose University and pursue a B.S. in Biology, including those who plan to pursue a post-baccalaureate health professional education. Use this guide with an EICCD A.S. Graduation Worksheet to select your courses. Visit the Biology Department website for more information on this major.

Note: This document was accurate on the date it was prepared but may not reflect subsequent changes by SAU or the colleges of EICC. For this reason this document should be used as a guide only and should not replace consultation with your community college advisor or SAU advisor.   

Dual Admission Program: As soon as you have been accepted to Clinton, Muscatine or Scott Community College, you may participate in the St. Ambrose Dual Admission program by completing an SAU application and indicating your intended date to transfer. Through Dual Admission you will receive SAU advising support while earning your associate's degree, plus you can attend SAU home athletic events and Galvin Fine Arts performances, plus use the Physical Education Center and career development services at no cost. Students who apply for the Dual Admission program prior to completing 30 credits toward an associate's degree are eligible for a special $1,000 scholarship when beginning full-time studies at St. Ambrose. Click here for additional information

Transfer: Students who transfer to St. Ambrose with an A.A. or A.S. degree from a college of EICCD will be admitted to SAU with junior status, provided the student has earned at minimum a 2.00 Grade Point Average (GPA). 
Note: It is recommended that as you select courses for your associate's degree, general education coursework should include a philosophy course. SAU also has a Health/Physical Education graduation requirement which can be met by completing PEH:109 Personal Wellness. Students who do not complete an associate degree prior to transfer will have their courses reviewed and accepted on a course-by-course basis. Click here for Transfer Course Equivalency Guides.

SAU requires a minimum grade of C in English Composition II, speech and math courses.  

Foreign Language: SAU's foreign language requirement can be met by 3 years of study of the same foreign language in high school or by demonstrating competency through the second semester of a foreign language at the college level (complete 2 semesters of the same foreign language). American Sign Language may fulfill this requirement.


SAU biology major requirements and recommended EICCD courses:

Course #

Title       Credits SAU Equivalent
BIO:114 Biology IA 4 BIOL:199
BIO:115 General Biology IIA 4 BIOL:200
CHM:165/166 General Chemistry I 4 - 5 CHEM:105
CHM:175/176 General Chemistry II 4 - 5 CHEM:106
CHM:261/263 Organic Chemistry 4 - 5 CHEM:207
MAT:156 Statistics 3 STAT:213

For a biomedical concentration** at SAU, complete 8 credits from the following course options:

Course # Title       Credits SAU Equivalent
BIO:168 BIO:173 Human Anatomy & Physiology I  AND Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 each BIOL Elective BIOL:202 & 204
BIO:186 Microbiology 4 BIOL:211
MAT:210 Calculus I 4 MATH:191
PHY:162 PHY:172 College Physics I  AND College Physics II 4 each PHYS:203 PHYS:204

*Courses which articulate to SAU at the 300 level will not count as upper division credit at SAU. 
**SAU offers other biology concentrations in Environmental Biology, Molecular Biology, and Secondary Education. Consult the SAU catalog and course equivalency list to identify appropriate courses for these concentration areas.

Prepared 9/13

SAU Contact Person:  
Brandi Ahlers, Admissions Transfer Counselor