Biology Pathway (ASA) Degree Requirements

Source: 2021-22 Catalog

The MiTransfer Pathway Associate in Science and Arts (ASA) degree includes the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) and is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university and major in a particular discipline.

A minimum of 62 credit hours with a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA, is required for the ASA Degree. MCC and the Michigan Transfer Agreement require a “C” or better in individual courses used to meet ASA and MTA requirements. These courses are shown in bold type below. Courses numbered below 100 do not count toward the ASA. Any course can be used only ONCE in any category.

General Education Requirements  (Minimum – 35 credits)
Communication – 6 credits with grades of “C” or better
English – 101, 102


Science – 6 credits with grades of “C” or better. Courses must be in two or more disciplines (subjects). Must include at least one lab science

Lab classes:
Biology130L&L
Chemistry – 101LEC and Chemistry 101A


Math – 3 credits with grades of “C” or better
Math – 112, 161, 162A, 283


Ethics and Logic – 3 credits with grades of “C” or better
Philosophy – 101, 102, 104, 202, 203, 204, 205, 207


Social Relationships – 3 credits with grades of “C” or better
Economics – 101A, 102A
Psychology – 102, 201, 203, 207, 208, 209, 210
Sociology – 101, 102A, 202A, 203, 205, 206
Women’s Gender Studies – 101, 201


Western Culture -3 credits with grades of “C” or better
Art – 198, 199, 202
English – 200A, 201A, 205, 206, 210, 213, 225, 226, 227, 228, 231
History – 101, 102
Humanities – 195
Theater – 201


American Culture – 3 credits with grades of “C” or better
History – 201, 202, 207, 211, 212B, 214, 220
Political Science – 111, 205, 220


International Culture – 3 credits with grades of “C” or better
Anthropology – 103, 110
English – 207, 211, 218A
French – 101, 102, 201, 202
Geography – 104, 105
German – 101, 102, 201, 202
History – 150, 151, 216
International Cultural Studies – 101 GER (Germany)
Philosophy – 210
Political Science – 202, 210A, 210B, 211
Spanish – 101, 102, 201, 202


Aesthetic Values – 3 credits
Art100A, 104, 105B, 106B, 107, 108, 109, 117, 118, 204B, 207, 208, 209, 214, 215, 220
Dance – 100, 101, 102, 106, 200, 201, 206, 210A, 210B, 210C, 210D
English – 216, 223

Music Classes numbered 100 and above except Music 240

Music – 100, 101, 102, 103A, 192, 193A, 194, 195, 201, 202
Theater – 101, 102, 108, 121, 122, 141, 142, 144, 145, 147, 148, 160, 202, 203, 204, 217, 260


Physical Education and Health – minimum 2 credits. Choose ONE of the following options:

Option 1: PEA 101A, 103, 104A, 118, 201 and choose ONE PEA or Dance course
Option 2: PEA 121 (3 credit hours)

MCC and the MTA require a “C” or better in courses used to meet ASA and MTA requirements, which are noted on this guide. Classes that may be used to fulfill MTA requirements are in bold.

Program Specific Courses – 19 credits with grades of “C” or better. MUST take all classes

Biology 131L&L
Chemistry – 102LEC
Chemistry – 102A
Chemistry – 201E
Chemistry – 201F
Chemistry – 202F
Chemistry – 202G


Computer Competency
Pass any 3-credit-hour or greater CIS class with a “C” or better, or pass MCC’s CIS 110/120A Computer Competency Test.


Electives – minimum 8 credits
Elective credits will be comprised of additional classes and required class credits earned in the general education requirements.