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Virginia Community College System (VCCS) Transfer Guide

2020-2021 Biology, B.S.

These are suggested courses which fulfill some degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  Transfer associate's degree programs and courses vary among the 23 VCCS colleges.  Be sure to consult your community college academic advisor each semester to make sure you are on track to graduate in an A.A. or A.A.& S or A.S. degree.

VCCS Mason Equivalent
ENG 111 and ENG 112 ENGH 101 and ENGH ----
MTH 263 MATH 113
CST 100 or 105 or 110 COMM 100 or 101
ITE 115 IT 103
Arts Arts
Global Understanding Global Understanding
Social-Behavioral Science Social-Behavioral Science
200 level English Literature ENGH 202
CHM 111 CHEM 211 and CHEM 213
CHM 112 CHEM 212 and CHEM 214
HIS 101 or 102 or 112 HIST 101 or 102 or 125
BIO 101 BIOL 103
BIO 206 BIOL 213
Physics I Physcis I
Physics II Physcis II

Notes

Physics I

Choose one course from the following:
PHY 201 = PHYS 243, 244
PHY 231 = PHYS 160, 161
PHY 241 = PHYS 160, 161

Physics II

Choose one course from the following:
PHY 202 = PHYS 245, 246
PHY 232 = PHYS 260, 261, 266
PHY 242 = PHYS 260, 261

ENG 125 will continue to transfer to fulfill the Mason Core literature requirement until 2025.

Concentration options: Bioinformatics, Biopsychology, Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, Environmental and Conservation Biology, Microbiology

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