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2017-18 Academic Catalog 
2017-18 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology Transfer - BIOL.AS

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Biology is the branch of science dealing with the study of living organisms. It is concerned with the characteristics, classification and behavior of organisms, how species came into existence, and the interactions they have with each other and the natural environment.

Springfield Technical Community College offers several biology transfer programs from which its graduates are well-qualified to enter the junior year of a biology major, pre-med major, pre-vet major, pre-dental major, or a pharmacy major. Students are advised by biology faculty members who will guide them in course selections to meet the requirements of the various colleges and universities to which the students may apply.

Students interested in pursuing higher education in the field of biology should follow the prescribed curriculum below. Students who cannot meet all the requirements for the degree of Engineering and Science Transfer may consider the option of an Associate degree in Liberal Arts Transfer or General Studies, while pursuing the goal of transferring to a four-year college to continue studies in the biological sciences.

Upon the successful completion of requirements for this program, the degree of Associate in Science in Engineering and Science Transfer will be awarded.

Applying to this program

In order to be admitted to any Engineering and Science Transfer degree option a student should have completed two years of algebra, one year of geometry, one year of trigonometry or senior math, and one year of chemistry and physics with grades of C+ or better.

Program Goals

Graduates of this program:

  1. Are qualified to transfer to a 4-year engineering or science-based curriculum.
  2. Are prepared to complete their Baccalaureate Degree in two additional years.
  3. Have developed critical thinking skills.
  4. Have developed mathematical methods of problem-solving.
  5. Can communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  6. Can conduct research from a variety of sources.
  7. Are computer literate.

(BIOL.AS) Curriculum

Total (BIOL.AS) Curriculum Program Credits: 71-72


  1. Electives to be selected from: BIO-141 /BIO-141L  , BIO-235 /BIO-235L  , BIO-231 /BIO-231L  and  BIO-265 /BIO-265L  
  2. Check curriculum of school you plan to attend to determine what this elective should be.
  3. Biology majors transferring to UMass, who did not take 4 years of a foreign language in high school, should consider taking two semesters of a foreign language as a humanities elective.

Department Personnel

Name Title Office Phone Email
Holly Brinkman Assistant Professor 02/521 413-755-5209 HBrinkmann@stcc.edu
Austin Burt Associate Professor 02/525 413-755-4671 atburt@stcc.edu
Carole DuPont Faculty 02/529 413-755-4609 cdupont@stcc.edu
Gail Foss Laboratory Technician II 02/603 413-755-5334 gfoss@stcc.edu
Kara Haller Laboratory Technician II 02/522 413-755-4659 knhaller@stcc.edu  
Joseph Maciaszek Associate Professor 02/515 413-755-4717 jwmaciaszek@stcc.edu
Ken Petit Faculty 02/527 413-755-4589 kpetit@stcc.edu
Brandon Poe Faculty/Department Chair 02/531 413-755-4590 bhpoe@stcc.edu
Lisa Rapp Faculty 02/533 413-755-5254 lrapp@stcc.edu
Monica Strzempko Professor 02/530 413-755-5605 mstrzempko@stcc.edu
Dawn Tamarkin Faculty 02/526 413-755-4618 tamarkin@stcc.edu
Zahi Haddad Professor/Chair Science Transfer 17/309 413-755-4679 ZHaddad@stcc.edu

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