Focus Area: Biology

This is focus area is intended for students who plan to major in Biology at a 4 year college or university, after completion of their associate's degree at St. Louis Community College.  Your official degree that you will be pursuing at St. Louis Community College within this focus area is the Associate in Science - General STEM Transfer Studies.

Missouri Civics Examination.  Students entering college for the very first time in fall 2019 and who intend to complete an associate’s degree must successfully complete a civics examination. Information on who is eligible for a waiver can be found on the STLCC website.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you originally enrolled at STLCC prior to Spring 2024, you may need to view an archived catalog for your correct program requirements.  Please speak with an advisor or the program coordinator for more information.

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)
or College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)
or Report Writing (MOTR ENGL 110)
3Placement score or ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
Elective4 Check with transfer institution for best option.
BIO 140 Principles of Biology I (MOTR BIOL 150L)5MTH 140 or MTH 140S or MTH 160S with a minimum grade of "C" or placement into MTH 160, and Reading Proficiency
CHM 105 General Chemistry I (MOTR CHEM 150L)5MTH 140 (or MTH 140S or at least one and a half years of high school algebra) and CHM 101 with a minimum grade of "C" or one year of high school chemistry, and Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours17
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
Elective4 Check with transfer institution for best option.
BIO 141 Principles of Biology II4BIO 140 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
CHM 106 General Chemistry II5CHM 105 and (MTH 160 or MTH 160A or MTH 160B or MTH 160C or MTH 160S) with minimum grades of "C" or test in MTH 170 or higher on the Math placement test and Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours13
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
Elective4 Check with transfer institution for best option.
Social and Behavioral Science: Civics Requirement3  
MCE 100 Missouri Civics Examination0
PHY 111 College Physics I (MOTR PHYS 150L)4MTH 160 (or MTH 160S) with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
CHM 206 Organic Chemistry I3CHM 106 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
CHM 210 Organic Chemistry Lab I2Concurrent or prior enrollment of CHM 206 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours16
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
MTH 210 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I5MTH 185 or (MTH 160 or MTH 160S and MTH 170) with grades of "C" or better or satisfactory score on placement test and Reading Proficiency
CHM 207 Organic Chemistry II3CHM 206 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
CHM 211 Organic Chemistry Lab II2Concurrent or prior enrollment in CHM 207 with a minimum grade of "C" and CHM 210 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
Elective4 Check with transfer institution for best option.
Credit Hours14
Total Credit Hours60

*Click on the hyperlinked course number to view additional information about the course.

**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor. 

This academic plan is a recommended sequence for this pathway. It serves asgeneral guideline to help you build a course schedule each term that supports your timely completion. The College has made every effort to ensure its accuracy. However, the map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about your degree requirements.

Missouri Civics Examination.  Students entering college for the very first time in fall 2019 and who intend to complete an associate’s degree must successfully complete a civics examination. Information on who is eligible for a waiver can be found on the STLCC website.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you originally enrolled at STLCC prior to Spring 2024, you may need to view an archived catalog for your correct program requirements.  Please speak with an advisor or the program coordinator for more information.

This academic plan is for students who intend to transfer to the University of Missouri - St. Louis (UMSL) and major in the Bachelor of Arts in Biology.

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3Placement score or ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
MOTR Social & Behavioral Science3  
BIO 140 Principles of Biology I (MOTR BIOL 150L)5MTH 140 or MTH 140S or MTH 160S with a minimum grade of "C" or placement into MTH 160, and Reading Proficiency
CHM 105 General Chemistry I (MOTR CHEM 150L)5MTH 140 (or MTH 140S or at least one and a half years of high school algebra) and CHM 101 with a minimum grade of "C" or one year of high school chemistry, and Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours16
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
MTH 210 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I5MTH 185 or (MTH 160 or MTH 160S and MTH 170) with grades of "C" or better or satisfactory score on placement test and Reading Proficiency
BIO 141 Principles of Biology II4BIO 140 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
CHM 106 General Chemistry II5CHM 105 and (MTH 160 or MTH 160A or MTH 160B or MTH 160C or MTH 160S) with minimum grades of "C" or test in MTH 170 or higher on the Math placement test and Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours14
Summer Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
MOTR Social and Behavioral Science3  
Credit Hours3
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
MCE 100 Missouri Civics Examination0
HST 101 United States History to 1865 (MOTR HIST 101)
or United States History from 1865 to the Present (MOTR HIST 102)
or African American History through Reconstruction (MOTR HIST 101AA)
or African American History from Reconstruction to the Present (MOTR HIST 102AA)
or Introduction to American Politics (MOTR POSC 101)
3Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
CHM 206 Organic Chemistry I3CHM 106 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
CHM 210 Organic Chemistry Lab I2Concurrent or prior enrollment of CHM 206 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
PHY 111 College Physics I (MOTR PHYS 150L)4MTH 160 (or MTH 160S) with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
Credit Hours12
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
BIO 225 Genetics3BIO 140 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
BIO 235 Genetics Laboratory2BIO 140 with a minimum grade of "C", concurrent or prior enrollment in BIO 225 with a minimum grade of "C", and Reading Proficiency
PHY 112 College Physics II4PHY 111 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
PHL 103 World Religions (MOTR RELG 100)
or World Literature (MOTR LITR 200)
3Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079This fulfills the cultural diversity requirement.
Foreign Language4 Foreign Language courses are required for all Bachelor of Arts degrees at UMSL. If a student intends to major in the Bachelor of Science in Biology, other options could be any MOTR Humanities or COM 107. Check with an advisor for the best option.
Credit Hours16
Total Credit Hours61

*Click on the hyperlinked course number to view additional information about the course.

**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.