Gain the education and training you need to build a solid foundation for pursuing a bachelor's degree in the biological sciences. In the Associate of Science (A.S.) Biology program, students get a hands-on, highly interactive education in current scientific technology, major physical and chemical concepts and more. In addition, students who are planning to go on to a pre-med program such as pre-pharmacy, pre-veterinary or pre-dental can fulfill many prerequisite courses through the College's Biology program. This selective program is designed to parallel the first two years of study toward a biology degree at many colleges and universities, providing a seamless transition.
The Academic Passport, a policy of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), guarantees admission to any of the 14 PASSHE universities to a student with an earned AA or AS degree from a Pennsylvania public community college. A university can stipulate that the associate's degree contain at least 30 credits of liberal arts courses. The Academic Passport does not guarantee admission to specific majors.
Take Your Associate Degree in Biology to a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree
Thanks to a new agreement between Community College of Philadelphia and Thomas Jefferson University, you can go directly from an associate degree in Biology to a Doctor of Pharmacy degree! There is no need to earn your bachelor’s degree first—saving you money and a year and a half of your time.