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2019-2020 College Catalog 
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Louisiana Transfer - Biology Concentration, ASLT

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:

  • Critical Thinking - Students will integrate knowledge using critical thinking and experience to produce and explore discipline content across a variety of genres.
  • Quantitative Reasoning - Students will use quantitative reasoning to interpret data, and gather statistical information in solving discipline-specific problems.
  • Communication & Expression - Students will communicate clearly to persuade or inform, interpret thoughtfully and logically, and engage actively in dialogue and discussion. Communication and expression may be written or oral, verbal or nonverbal, informational or artistic, print or digital, academic or professional.
  • Interpretation - Students will apply critical interpretation and thinking to the subject matter of any discipline, with the ability to identify and understand both theory and practice of that discipline’s content.
  • Global Awareness - Students will recognize and discuss the complexity of a global environment including its history, scientific processes, global systems, civics, and artistic variety.

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.

General Education Requirements - Total Credit Hours: 39

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

Major Requirements - Total Credit Hours: 21

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

Total: 16

Semester 2

Total: 16

Semester 3

Total: 16

Semester 4

  • GEN.ED. XXX1 Humanities 3 Credits2
  • GEN.ED. XXX1 Natural/Physical Science 3 Credits3 or

         GEN.ED. XXX1 Humanities 3 Credits3

  • GEN.ED. XXX1 Natural/Physical Science 3 Credits3 or

         GEN.ED. XXX1 Humanities 3 Credits2

  • GEN.ED. XXX1 Natural/Physical Science 3 Credits3 or

         GEN.ED. XXX1 Humanities 3 Credits2

Total: 12

AS: Louisiana Transfer Total Credits: 60

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

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.