A.S.,  Biological Science
A.S.-T, Biology


An Associate Degree, depending on the focus of study, is designed to prepare students for transfer into upper division course work in a bachelor’s degree program, or, to prepare students to enter the workforce in a particular vocational field. To qualify for an Associate’s Degree, a student must:  

  1. complete each major-specific course required for the degree with at least a “C” grade or better, 
  2. complete all Cuesta College general education, graduation and residency requirements,
  3. achieve an overall grade point average of 2.0 for all courses attempted (major, general education, elective).

Biochemists and Biophysicists Geneticists
Bioinformatics Scientists Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary Life Scientists, All Other
Biological Scientists, All Other Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
Biological Technicians Marketing Marketing
Biostatisticians Microbiologists
Clinical Data Managers Molecular and Cellular Biologists
Clinical Research Coordinators Natural Sciences Managers
Computer and Information Research Scientists Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Data Warehousing Specialists Software Developers, Applications
Database Architects Statisticians
Epidemiologists Water Resource Specialists
Exercise Physiologists Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists


Degree/Certificate Types:
A.A. - Associate in Arts C.A. - Certificate of Achievement
A.S. - Associate in Science C.S. - Certificate of Specialization
A.A.-T. - Associate in Arts for Transfer C.C. - Certificate of Completion (Non Credit)
A.S.-T. - Associate in Science for Transfer