Biology DTA/MRP

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.

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.


Additional Biology Program Information

General Admission Information

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

Program Overview

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.

Students also have the opportunity to participate in the Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium to gain experience presenting what they learn through their research and applied experiences to the community.

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Explore Careers and Paths in Biology

Lake Washington Institute of Technology is proud of the many pathway options our students have to complete an Applied Bachelor’s degree, both at LWTech, and at in-state universities and colleges. All degrees, whether DTA/MRP, AAS-T or AAS, can fulfill transfer requirements at multiple institutions thanks to the articulation (transfer) agreements between LWTech and the transfer college.

An applied bachelor's degree can improve your chances in the job market and help you make more money. Employers want graduates with:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Complex problem-solving skills
  • Applied knowledge in real-world settings
  • A broad (rather than narrow) education

To learn more about transferring to another college or university, please visit our Transferring from LWTech page.