Biology

Transfer Agreement between College of Southern Nevada Associate of Science in Biology and Nevada State College School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Bachelor of Science in Biology

2013-2014

Bachelor of Science in Biology

The following tables identify the year-by-year course of study for students beginning their education at NSC (at left) or at CSN (at right). Students earning their AA, AB, or AS at CSN are granted junior status at NSC and have met the lower-division general education requirements of NSC. The sequence of courses is recommended by the Bachelor of Science in Biology and gives students a blueprint for successful completion of their baccalaureate degree in four years. If followed, students will enter their third year as a full junior at NSC with lower-division general education requirements satisfied. A full listing of the NSC lower-division general education credits is found on the NSC Website under the Transfer Center (Click Here to find out about requirements for CEP 121, 122, & 123).

 Year 1- Freshman Recommended Courses

College of Southern Nevada
Recommended Fall Semester Courses
Course Requirement: GE or Major at NSC
 ENG 100 or 101 or 113  GE
 BIOL 189  GE - (Elective)
 MATH 181  GE
 Social Science  GE - (Social Science)
 CHEM 103  GE - (Elective)
Recommended Spring Semester Courses
Course Requirement: GE or Major at NSC
 ENG 102 or 114  GE
 BIOL 196  Major
 CHEM 121  GE
 COM 101  GE - (Humanities)

Year 2- Sophomore Recommended Courses
 
College of Southern Nevada
Recommended Fall Semester Courses
Course Requirement: GE or Major at NSC
 Literature (ENG 231 or 232 or 292 recommended)  GE- (Cultural Diversity) 
 BIOL 197   Major 
 CHEM 122   GE 
 PHYS 151   Major 
Recommended Spring Semester Courses
Course Requirement: GE or Major at NSC
 PHYS 152  Major
 Fine Arts  GE - (Fine Arts)
 U.S and NV Constitution  GE - (U.S and NV Constitution)
 Humanities  GE - (Humanities)

Year 3- Junior Recommended Courses

Nevada State College
Recommended Fall Semester Courses
Course Requirement: GE or Major at NSC
 BIOL 251  Major
 STAT 391  Major
 General Elective  GE
 General Elective  GE
Recommended Spring Semester Courses
Course Requirement: GE or Major at NSC
 CHEM 242  Major
 UD Biology Elective  GE
 General Elective  GE
 General Elective  GE
 General Elective  GE

Year 4-Senior Recommended Courses

Nevada State College
Recommended Fall Semester Courses
Course Requirement: GE or Major at NSC
 BIOL 300  Major
 UD Biology Elective  Major
 UD Biology Elective  Major
 CHEM 474  Major
 General Elective  GE
Recommended Spring Semester Courses
Course Requirement: GE or Major at NSC
 BIOL 405  Major
 BIOL 415  Major
 CHEM 475  Major
 UD Biology Elective  Major
 General Elective  GE

NSC Major Program Requirements

Prefix Number Title of Class Credits
 BIOL  196  Principles of Modern Biology I  4
 BIOL  197  Principles of Modern Biology II  4
 BIOL  251  Microbiology  4
 BIOL  300  Principles of Genetics  4
 BIOL  405  Molecular Biology  3
 BIOL  415  Evolution  3
 CHEM  241  Organic Chemistry I  4
 CHEM  242  Organic Chemistry II  4
 CHEM  474  Biochemistry I  3
 CHEM  475  Biochemistry II  3
 PHYS  151  General Physics I  4
 PHYS  152  General Physics II  4
 STAT  391  Applied Statistics for Biological Sciences  3
 BIOL  -  Choose from: BIOL 305, BIOL 341, BIOL 414, BIOL 453, BIOL 473, BIOL 475  12
 -  -  General Elective (a minimum of 9 credits must be upper division)  17-28

*Touro University Nevada Courses to Satisfy NSC Undergraduate Requirements

Degree Total Credits = 120

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Article I Agreement on Principle

Nevada State College (NSC) and College of Southern Nevada (CSN) agree that students, who choose to transfer from a community college to NSC to earn a bachelor’s degree, should be provided with a smooth curriculum transition that minimizes loss of credit and duplication of coursework. Therefore, NSC and CSN agree to enter into this curriculum transfer agreement for students who complete the Associate of Science in Biology at CSN and transfer to NSC to complete the Bachelor of Science in Biology. Both institutions enter into this agreement as cooperating, equal partners who shall maintain the integrity of their separate programs.

Article II Definitions

A transfer agreement is an officially approved agreement that matches coursework between a 4-year college and a community college. They are designed to help students make a smooth transition when transferring from a Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) community college to NSC. The transfer agreement is often referred to as a “major-to-major” or a “two-plus-two” agreement and the three terms are synonymous.

Article III Agreement on Program Specifics

The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents’ policy stipulates, “The primary basis for admission to upper-division study with full junior status of transfer students from an NSHE community college to any other NSHE institution shall be the associate of arts, associate of science, and the associate of business degrees.” (Handbook Title 4, Chapter 14, Section 13.1) NSC and CSN agree that any student who has successfully completed the minimum requirements outlined in the attached Course of Study may transfer the course credits indicated toward a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Nevada State College. Students who follow this articulated program agreement must apply and be admitted to Nevada State College. CSN students will receive equal consideration with other students seeking admission and financial aid. The bachelor’s degree graduation requirements for students who follow this articulated program agreement are listed on the NSC Website under the Transfer Center.

Article IV Agreement on Communication

NSC and CSN agree to cooperate in communicating with each other and with their common and respective publics concerning the established relationship between the two institutions. Communication may include the development of various kinds of publications to inform those who might benefit personally or professionally from the opportunities provided by this agreement. Faculty and staff at both institutions will share the information in this agreement with interested and qualified students and both institutions will provide counseling and advising to students and prospective students.

Article V Maintenance and Review Procedures

Responsibility for oversight of this agreement rests with NSC’s Transfer Coordinator Erin Hall.

NSC and CSN agree to communicate annually any changes in their respective programs that may affect this transfer agreement. This agreement is effective for the 2013-14 NSC catalog.

Article VI Information for Students

Students who began CSN’s program prior to the effective date of this agreement, may use the agreement to the extent that the program requirements followed are consistent with this agreement. A copy of this agreement should be brought to all advising sessions. This transfer agreement was developed to provide a smooth curriculum transition for students who want to earn an associate degree from CSN and transfer to NSC to earn a Bachelor of Science in Biology. The agreement is designed to minimize loss of credits and duplication of coursework in transferring.
  1. Students should complete the Associate of Science in Biology at CSN and the coordinated program of study for the Bachelor of Science in Biology at NSC as indicated in this transfer guide. Any course substitutions should be made with the guidance of an advisor or counselor to assure that all requirements are met.
  2. The completion of the associate of arts, associate of science, and associate of business degree at a community college automatically fulfills the lower-division general education requirements at any other NSHE institution.
  3. Only courses with a grade of D or higher will be accepted for transfer to NSC. A course completed with a grade of less than 1.7, if counted toward graduation at the community college, may be used to satisfy NSC graduation requirements. However, the course will not transfer and will have to be repeated if the NSC major specifies a higher GPA for all students in the Bachelor of Science in Biology. If a CSN course has more credits than the NSC equivalent course, the additional credits will be included in the program total as general transfer credit.
  4. NSC requires that a minimum of 60 credits must be completed at the four-year institution. A minimum of 32 upper division credit hours must be completed in residence. 
  5. Students may elect to graduate under the course catalog graduation requirements under any of the following options, provided that the course catalog at the time of graduation is not more than ten years old:
    1. The course catalog of the year of enrollment in a baccalaureate level course/program at a NSHE community college (valid transfer agreement may be required.)
    2. The course catalog of the year of transfer into a baccalaureate level program at the universities, state college, or community colleges that offer select baccalaureate degrees.
    3. The course catalog of the year of graduation from a NSHE institution. Changing majors may change the course catalog and graduation requirements, which may increase the time to degree completion. The student will follow the requirements of the transfer agreement for the new major, effective at the time of the change of major.
  6. Students should meet with the NSC Transfer Coordinator early, before completing an admission application to NSC. A copy of the transfer guide should be included in the application to NSC and brought to all advising sessions.
  7.  For further information on the rights afforded to Nevada System of Higher Education AA, AB, or AS graduates, refer to the Transfer Rights and Responsibilities document.

Contacts

Nevada State College
1125 Nevada State Drive, Henderson, NV 89002
Erin Hall, Transfer Coordinator erin.hall@nsc.edu 702-992-2118 
Transfer Agreements are located at http://www.nsc.edu/3760.asp

The Chief Academic Officers at NSC and respective community college have agreed upon and approved this transfer agreement.