Biology DTA/MRP

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The Associate Degree Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) in Biology at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) prepares students to transfer to a four-year university and complete bachelor’s degree majors in Biology, in other life sciences, or in many health-related fields. LWTech’s Biology DTA is part of an agreement between baccalaureate institutions offering bachelor degrees in Biology or related fields and the community and technical college system.

Baccalaureate institutions party to this degree program include Central Washington University (CWU), Eastern Washington University (EWU), The Evergreen State College, University of Washington Seattle, Washington State University Pullman, Western Washington University (WWU), Saint Martin’s University, Seattle University, and Whitworth University. This agreement meets all the requirements of Washington’s Direct Transfer Agreement degree program.

All programs at LWTech provide students with workplace skills that include Communication, Critical Thinking, Global and Cultural Awareness, Teamwork, and Technical and Information Literacy. Each program will include coursework used to assess student performance in these global outcomes.

Biology DTA/MRP graduates will:

  • Complete biology coursework leading to bachelor’s degrees in Biology, Pre-Medicine, or related fields.
  • Use the scientific method to analyze natural phenomena and acquire skills to evaluate the accuracy of data/information relative to the natural world.
  • Perform literature reviews and identify and locate appropriate resources to answer questions concerning living systems and basic chemistry.
  • Describe the concept of homeostasis as it applies to plants and animals, including humans.
  • Apply fundamental concepts of inorganic chemistry starting with the molecular level to such topics as chemical bonding and interactions, measurements, equilibrium, kinetics, reactions, electrochemistry, acid base, and states of matter.
  • Apply basic concepts such as the diversity of life, molecular biology, evolutionary processes and patterns, homeostasis, pathophysiology, protein synthesis, gene structure and expression, photosynthesis, ecology, and the relationship between form and function to matters involving the anatomy and physiology of cells, plants, and animals, including humans.
  • Describe organic compounds and metabolism as they apply to living organisms.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, intercultural appreciation, information literacy, communication and teamwork.
  • Meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Qualitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes and requirements.

Admission Requirements

Entry into this program requires completion of LWTech's admissions application.