Nov 18, 2018  
2018-2019 College Catalog 
2018-2019 College Catalog

Louisiana Transfer - Biology Concentration, ASLT

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Program Description

The Associate of Science Louisiana Transfer (ASLT) degree is a statewide transfer program, which provides opportunities to acquire knowledge in a broad range of subjects, with an emphasis on science. This is accomplished through strengthening skills necessary for problem-solving, critical thinking, and scientific reasoning by creating learning environments suited to individual learning styles.

A degree will be awarded upon the completion of a 39 credit hours General Education block, which is the core of the Louisiana Transfer Degree, as well as an additional 21 credit hours block, for a total of 60 credit hours.  Students who have completed this degree (ASLT) will be granted upper division (junior) status at a Louisiana four-year public university.

All students who might be considering an eventual transfer from one institution to another should develop, with an advisor’s assistance, a written degree plan of courses to take. It is the student’s responsibility to know the transfer admission requirements and to be as prepared as possible to compete for a place in the program.

Program Goals

  • To enable students to acquire the general education competencies expected of an Associate of Science Louisiana Transfer graduate
  • To provide coursework that will allow students to transfer with minimal or no loss of credit to a variety of baccalaureate degree programs offered by public senior institutions in the State
  • To connect core knowledge and skills to discipline-specific information

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Associate of Science Louisiana Transfer degree will:

  • Demonstrate competence in written and verbal communication skills, quantitative reasoning and critical thinking
  • Acquire a broad knowledge of the natural sciences in the areas of both biological and physical sciences
  • Acquire a broad knowledge of human behavior and the interrelationships between the individual and societal, political and economic systems, based on scientific inquiry
  • Be critical thinkers with sufficient analytical and specific skills to process information at a higher level of study

Specific Degree Requirements

Students wishing to earn an Associates of Science Degree in Biology from South Louisiana Community College must:

  • Have a degree program adjusted SLCC cumulative average of 2.0.   ​
  • Have earned at least 25 percent of the credit hours required for the degree through SLCC courses.
  • Have earned at least a “C” in each course unless stated by a specific program.
  • Have no more than one-third credit hours in required major courses and no more than 50 percent of credit hours total from non-traditional sources, Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), to meet the degree requirements, unless required by a specific program.
  • Have completed at least the number of credits stipulated in the degree program.

Major Requirements - Total Credit Hours: 21

GEN.ED. XXX1  Natural/Physical Science9 Credits

GEN.ED. XXX1  Natural/Physical Science4 or GEN.ED. XXX1  Humanities 12 Credits



General Education Requirements - Total Credit Hours: 39

  • ENGL Courses 6 Credits
  • MATH Courses 6 Credits
  • GEN.ED. XXX1  Natural/Physical Sciences Courses 9 Credits
  • GEN.ED. XXX1  Humanities Courses 9 Credits
  • GEN.ED. XXX1  Social Sciences Courses 6 Credits
  • GEN.ED. XXX1  Fine Arts Courses 3 Credits

AS: Louisiana Transfer Total Credits: 60

A grade of “C” or higher is required in all courses.

One course must be 2XXX Level.

Choose course options for Science Majors. Students may not choose BIOL 1000, BIOL 1002, GEOL 1030, PHSC 1100, PHSC 1200.

5 Choose ​from ENGL Literature (ENGL 2XXX) except ENGL 2045 and ENGL 2070.




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