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. This curriculum meets the requirements for the MassTransfer A2B Pathway in Biology. Students who cannot meet all the requirements for the degree of Engineering and Science Transfer may consider the option of an Associate degree in 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.