Biology | AS - Western Iowa Tech Western Iowa Tech Community College

Biology | AS

The Associate of Science Biology Transfer Major is designed for students wishing to pursue various tracks within the field of Biology, including pre-medicine, Neuroscience, and Wildlife/Conservation Biology.  Students upon graduation with an AS Degree in Biology from WITCC will be able to:

  • Explain how the evolutionary process works, and how it gave rise to the diversity of organisms on Earth today.
  • Recognize and categorize the important organic molecules that make up all living things.
  • Describe how organisms are classified using the modern biological classification scheme, and the key criteria that are used to distinguish the major groups.
  • Describe how genetic material is transmitted from one generation to the next in eukaryotes.
  • Explain the levels of organization and structure in both plants and animals.
  • Describe the functions of major structures within a cell, and how proteins are built within a cell.
  • Explain the various ways that organisms may interact with one another ecologically, and with their non-living environment.
  • Apply proper scientific terminology appropriately both verbally and in writing.
  • Analyze scientific data both graphically and statistically to reach a reasonable conclusion.
  • Relate and apply material learned in other coursework to the field of biology.

Associate of Science


Sioux City Campus


Admissions Advisor

Pamela Ives
Admissions Representative
Call  712.317.3402
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
Book Appointment

Career Information

A biology student studies living organisms' functions and characteristics. This includes the origin and history of animal and plant life, and their characteristics, function, processes and habits. View career outlook information. 


Required Classes

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Entrance Requirements


Faculty and Staff

Susan McDonald
Biology Instructor
Call  712.317.3139
Sioux City Campus, Room L307

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** The cost of books varies per program.