2022-2023 College Catalog 
    May 30, 2024  
2022-2023 College Catalog [Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Graduation Map: Biology, AS-STEM for Transfer to SAU at NPC BS in Biology - Pre-Health

About This Degree

Start Here / Finish Here

NPC Faculty Mentor: Alexandra Barnard (Alexandra.Barnard@np.edu) 501.760.4276
NPC to SAU Transition Coordinator: Dr. Chuck Argo 501.760.4154

  • This curriculum is designed for persons who plan to obtain an Associate of Science in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (AS-STEM) degree at National Park College (NPC), complete upper-level SAU courses at NPC, and receive a Bachelor’s degree from SAU.
  • Prerequisite courses and/or developmental courses may need to be taken in addition to this suggested plan of study.

SAU Transfer Admission information and policies

Additional SAU admission requirements for this program:

  • The student must complete the requirements necessary for general admission to SAU
  • The student will have earned the Associate of Science in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (AS-STEM) degree at NPC with a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average in general education courses, and at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average in Biology (BIOL), Chemistry (CHEM), and Mathematics (MATH) courses
  • Degree program admission requirements will be determined in the same manner as if their initial enrollment had been at SAU.

SAU Transfer Scholarship information and policies

NPUC Transfer Resources:   • Transfer 101  •  Transfer Checklists  •  Transfer FAQ

NPC Honors Program: The NPC Honors Program is accepting applications. Learn more about the NPC Honors Program.

How to Use the Graduation Map

Full-time? Part-time? Need developmental courses? Starting in the Spring or Summer?
Take courses in the order shown on the Graduation Map. See your academic advisor to help streamline your path toward degree completion.*

Scholarship recipients: Please be aware of eligibility criteria for your scholarship(s).  In particular, pay attention to (1) the enrollment requirements each semester for disbursement of your scholarship(s) and (2) the number of hours and GPA required each semester and/or year for renewal of your scholarship(s).  Graduation Maps provide a semester-by-semester course listing to allow you to graduate on time.  Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at (501) 760-6398 with any questions regarding enrollment/renewal requirements of your scholarship(s).

Semester 1 - Fall (14 Credit Hours)

Semester 2 - Spring (15 Credit Hours)

Semester 3 - Fall (17 Credit Hours)

Semester 4 - Spring (17 Credit Hours)

63 Credit Hours

* Denotes NPC courses included in the Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS)

Remaining SAU Courses to be Completed at NPC - Biology - Pre-Health: 61 Credit Hours

Prefix Course # Course Name Credit Hours
CHEM 3003/3001 Organic Chemistry I/Lab 4
CHEM  3103/3101 Organic Chemistry II/Lab 4
BIOL 3023/3021 General Microbiology/Lab 4
BIOL 3033/3031 Genetics/Lab 4
BIOL 3043 Cell Biology 3
BIOL 3373/3371 Introduction to Neuroscience/Lab 4
BIOL 3763 Evolutionary Biology 3
BIOL 4013/4011 Ecology/Lab 4
BIOL 4101 Biology Colloquium 1
BIOL 4503/4501 Molecular Biology/Lab 4
BIOL 4693/4691 Advanced Laboratory Techniques 4
BIOL 4043 Immunology 3
BIOL 3703/3701 Vertebrate Physiology/Lab 4
BIOL 4694 Host-Pathogen Interaction 4
CHEM 3073/3071 Biochemistry/Lab 4
MATH 3043 Applied Probability and Statistics 3
    Total SAU Credit Hours:
Total Credit Hours:

Academic Year: 2022-2023
Revised: September, 2022