Biology Studies, A.A. – CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree

Please note that as of July 1, 2023, all program information should be accessed through the CT State Community College Catalog. Specific program information on this page may no longer be accurate beyond this date.
TRCC Biology Transfer Aaron Nyambe

“I am a Biology Transfer student hoping to go to pre-med at Eastern. As an International student, I pay out-of-state rates, and it’s still less expensive than other universities.

I also like that at Three Rivers, I meet a lot of ethnic groups and that the faculty is always willing to help. The community is like a family because it is such a small school.”

Aaron Nyambe

This program is designed to provide you with a strong foundation in the area of Biology.  By studying biology, you will gain insight into the processes and interactions of living things, and the interrelationships of organisms to various colleges within the environment.  Upon completion of this Transfer Ticket Biology Studies degree program, you will be able to transfer seamlessly to colleges within the Connecticut College State University system, being guaranteed full junior status in your pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in the same discipline, without losing any credits or being required to take extra credits upon transfer.

Special Opportunities

With this degree, you will be able to transfer, apply to competitive admissions majors, and complete your BA/BS degree in the same time and with the same course requirements as students who start at a CSU or COSC.

Career Options

Biological Technician
Medical or Clinical Laboratory Technician

Easy Transfer Options

These degrees guarantee full junior status, no loss of credits, and no need to take extra credits.

Central Connecticut State University – Biology – General Biology, B.S.; Biology – Ecology, Biodiversity, and Evolutionary Biology, B.S. or Biology – Environmental Science, B.S.
Eastern Connecticut State University – Biology, B.A.
Southern Connecticut State University – Biology, B.A. or Biology, B.S.
Western Connecticut State University – Biology, B.A. or Ecology, B.A.
Charter Oak College (Online) – General Studies – Biology Concentration, B.A.

Related Degrees & Certificates

Because you are interested in the Biology Studies, A.A. – CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree, you might want to look at these programs, too.

Chemistry Studies, A.A. – CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree
Environmental Engineering Technology, A.S.
General Studies, A.S.
Nursing, A.S.
Technology Studies, A.S.

General Studies Certificate


For detailed course information, go to Biology Studies, A.A. Degree Requirements.



See below for a list of all full-time Department Faculty. Please note that not all listed faculty may teach courses related to this specific degree or certificate program.

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Vandana Basu, Ph.D.

B.A., Vassar College; Ph.D., University of ConnecticutMathematics and Science Department Associate Professor of Chemistry
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9429
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Michael Carta

B.A., M.S., University of DaytonMathematics and Science Department Department Chair and Professor of Chemistry
Office: C260
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9413
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William Dopirak Jr.

A.S., Mohegan Community College; B.S., Eastern Connecticut State University; M.A. Central Connecticut State UniversityMathematics and Science Department Professor of Natural Sciences
Office: C130
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9424

Erin Mulhern

B.A. & B.S., University of Arizona; M.S., Lehigh University; M.P.H., University of West FloridaMathematics and Science Department Instructor of Biology
Office: C-172
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9456
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Nicola H Ricker

B.S., University of Connecticut; M.S. University of New HavenMathematics and Science Department Professor of Science
Office: C270
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9474
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Leslie J Samuelson

B.A., University of California at San Diego; M.S., San Diego State UniversityMathematics and Science Department Professor of Biology and Environmental Sciences
Office: C238
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9467
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Sarah B Selke, Ph.D.

B.S., Bates College; Ph.D., University of FloridaMathematics and Science Department Professor of Biology
Office: C214
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9470