About This Program

The Biology Transfer Pathway introduces students to a variety of biological science fields, including cell biology, bioengineering, environmental science, genetics and microbiology. This pathway also prepares students who seek to transfer into a medical profession program.

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Degrees & Credits

A.S. (60 Credits)

Mesabi Range - Virginia
Rainy River

Program Features

A Name, Not a Number

Students in this program enjoy smaller class sizes and instructors who know their name and are invested in their success.

Seamless Transfer

As a Transfer Pathway program, the Biology A.S. degree transfers seamlessly to Minnesota State universities.

Meet the Faculty

Craig Giermann

Biology Instructor

Dr. Mary Moberg

Biology Instructor

Kelly Sjerven

Biology and Math Instructor

Dr. Michelle Arnhold

Biology Instructor

Dr. Justin Burum

Biology Instructor

Michelle Groves

Biology Instructor

Additional Information


Transfer Pathways offer students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an associate’s degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway

degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State universities enter the university with junior-year status. All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field. Universities within the Minnesota State system include Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University.