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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 Credits3



General Education Requirements - Total Credit Hours: 39

  • ENGL Courses 6 Credits
  • MATH Courses 6 Credits
  • GEN.ED. XXX1  Natural/Physical Sciences Courses 9 Credits
  • ENGL 2XXXX Engl Literature Course 3 Credits5
  • GEN. ED. XXX1Humanities Courses 6 Credits3
  • GEN.ED. XXX1  Social Sciences Courses 6 Credits
  • GEN.ED. XXX1  Fine Arts Courses 3 Credits

Total: 16

Total: 16

Semester 3

Total: 16

Semester 4

Total: 12

AS: Louisiana Transfer Total Credits: 60

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

Choose History (HIST), Communications (CMCN), French (FREN), Spanish (SPAN) or ENGL Literature (ENGL 2XXX) except ENGL 2070.​

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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