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2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog

Associate in Biology - DTA/MRP

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Students are required to earn a minimum of 90 college-level credits with a 2.0 grade point average to graduate.

Important Notice:

This degree may be appropriate for students planning to major in Biology at a baccalaureate institution. Baccalaureate institutions party to this agreement include: Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University, The Evergreen State College, University of Washington-Seattle, Washington State University-Pullman, Western Washington University, Saint Martin’s University, Seattle University, and Whitworth University.

Note that admission to specific upper division Biology programs may be competitive; therefore, no particular GPA can guarantee admission to any specific program. Certain schools may have additional university-specific requirements for admission to the institution that are not prerequisites specifically identified in the DTA requirements.

Specific grade requirements vary from course to course and among transfer institutions. It is strongly recommended that students contact the baccalaureate-granting institution early in the Associate in Biology DTA/MRP program to be advised about specific course choices and procedures for admission and graduation requirements.

Residence Requirements for Transfer Degrees:

  • A minimum of 30 credits that apply toward the degree earned at WWCC.

Course Designators and Requirements

Communications [C]

Minimum of 10 credits in college-level composition required.

Quantitative Skills [Q]

5 credits required in

Humanities [H] [HP]

A minimum of 15 credits selected from at least two different subject areas. No more than 5 credits allowed in 100 level Modern Languages. No more than 5 credits allowed from Performance/Fine Arts. No more than 10 credits allowed from any one subject area.

Social Science [SS]

A minimum of 15 credits selected from at least two different subject areas. No more than 10 credits allowed from any one subject area.

Natural Science [NS]

30 credits required. Sequences should not be broken up between institutions:


15 college-level credits. These courses should be planned in consultation with an advisor. Electives allow students to include additional courses to prepare for the biology major based on college selection. Examples include a full year sequence of Organic Chemistry; a full year sequence of Physics; or further math at the Pre-Calculus level or above or Statistics.

In order to better prepare for a successful transfer, students are encouraged to consult with the institution(s) they wish to transfer regarding the Humanities and Social Science courses that best support or may be required as prerequisites to their Biology curriculum.

Students should consult with their advisor and intended transfer institution prior to taking any further biology courses beyond the one-year sequence. Some colleges require all continuing Biology courses be taken at the 300 level.

Note: MATH& 146 - Introduction to Statistics  (a course that includes descriptive and inferential statistics) may substitute for Calculus I at some institutions; students are encouraged to check with the transfer institution early in their decision process to confirm requirements.

Note: not all classes are offered every quarter.

Walla Walla Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in programs and activities. Document last updated 8/19.

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