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Associate of Science - Biology
Associate of Science - Biology

Associate of Science - Biology

  • ID:MU100068
  • Level:Associate Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (USD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$13,590.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$1,999.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$13,590.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$1,999.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • The Associate of Science in Biology program follows our standard associate degree admissions requirements, which include a high school diploma, a minimum GPA of 1.75, and either an ACT, SAT, or MNE Placement Test score. Official, final transcripts are required prior to the start of classes.

  • Transferring in from another college? Transfers are welcome in this program, assuming we get a final, official college transcript from each college you have attended. If you maintain an unpaid balance with another university/college, and cannot acquire a transcript, you will not be permitted to start classes.

  • Students who wish to transfer to the Main campus to complete a Baccalaureate degree must maintain a 2.5 GPA and receive a C or better in all major and cognate courses.

English requirements

  • Proof of English Language Proficiency

    • Duolingo: 100+

    • IELTS: 6.5+

    • PTE: 85+

    • TOEFL: 79+

    • TOEFL Essentials: 8.5+

Course Information

The Associate of Science in Biology curriculum is equivalent to the science, math, and general education courses that are required of freshman and sophomore students at many four-year institutions. The intent of this program is to prepare students who are interested in pursuing a biology-related baccalaureate degree or pre-health professional degree. Coursework will include: cell and molecular biology, ecology and evolutionary biology, general chemistry, college algebra and trigonometry, as well as general education coursework. This coursework is applicable to a bachelor’s degree should you choose to continue your education.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

This program curriculum is designed to allow students to transfer to a baccalaureate program. Students who transfer directly to Mercyhurst’s Main campus will have earned 60 credits toward a bachelor’s degree.  Students with an A.S. in Biology could complete baccalaureate degrees in:

  • Biology

  • Environmental Science or Sustainability Studies

  • Pre-Health Professions (Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Veterinary, Medical Technology, etc.)

  • Biology Secondary Education 

As a standalone degree, students will be equipped to pursue job opportunities as technicians and research associates in private and government agencies.

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InsuranceFee: 1,999 USD

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