This Biology A.A. transfer plan is for students who want to pursue a bachelor of science degree in Biology at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Students who complete these requirements graduate from SPC with an Associate in Arts Degree and meet the state-mandated pre-requisites of their four-year major.

An A.A. transfer plan with a focus in biology can prepare you for a career in ecology, biotechnology, biology, research and development, health fields or further study in a number of areas.

USF St. Petersburg - Biology Transfer Plan

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2024 (640)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2024 (640), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Program Summary

This Program of Study is intended to assist in the transfer advising process. Students following a transfer plan (FSPBIO-TR) will graduate with an Associate of Arts degree from SPC. The following requirements include State Mandated Prerequisite courses and are intended to prepare students for transfer into the Biology baccalaureate program at USF St. Petersburg (CIP Code 26.0101). Students should always consult with the desired institution to determine if the anticipated program is limited access and to ensure the correct coursework is being taken (including any foreign language requirements), and see if additional requirements exist (e.g., minimum GPA).

Fuse Program Information Students must declare their enrollment in the Fuse Program before completing 30 credit hours. Students in the Fuse Program must meet certain eligibility criteria to ensure their guaranteed admission to their intended program: minimum GPA, completing the courses outlined in the Academic Pathway, completing all State Mandated Prerequisites, and graduating with an Associate of Arts degree. To declare enrollment in the Fuse Program, or to check eligibility status, please make an appointment with your academic advisor. A list of fuse majors can be found at www.spcollege.edu/fuse.

Academic Pathway

Academic Pathways

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
  • the recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • suggested course when more than one option exists
  • which semester each course is typically offered
  • if the course has a prerequisite
  • courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Program Leadership Information

Dr. Natavia Middleton
Dean of Natural Science

Florida CIP Code

1192401010 - ASSOCIATE IN ARTS

Federal CIP Code

24.0101 - Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

FUSE – Transfer to USF

FUSE transfer plans

FUSE is a program that guarantees your admission to specific University of South Florida System institution bachelor's programs after you earn your associate degree from St. Petersburg College. Save time and money by starting at SPC and transferring to USF.