The Biology program provides students with the core curriculum required in the first two years of college experience leading to a Bachelor degree in Biology. Students will benefit from rich and in-depth science courses providing the basis for any biological sciences degree requiring courses in a general biology series, chemistry, calculus and physics.

Core Biology classes include:

  • Cell & Molecular Biology
  • Principles of Evolution & Zoology
  • Plant Biology & Ecology 

Related courses include:

  • Introductory Physics
  • Calculus
  • General Chemistry
  • Statistics
  • Organic Chemistry

Biology Majors go into a variety of careers. Some examples are:

At the Associate's Level:
At the Bachelor's Level:
At the Master's/Doctorate Level:

Biological Technician

Conservation (wildlife) Biologist


Food Science Technician

Environmental Conservation


Medical Equipment Sales

Educator (K-12)

Medical Researcher

Criminal Evidence Technician

Clinical Lab Scientist

Educator (Higher Ed)

Pathology Technician

Inspector/Quality Control

Medical Doctor

Conservation/Forest Technician

Prep for adv. study in Medicine


Please see a counselor for major preparation and general education that will best meet your specific goals.

AA-T/AS-T = Associate of Arts/Science Degree for Transfer Earned by completing requirements in the academic major, a transfer general education pattern, and a total of 60 transferable units that would be the typical first two years of a 4-year degree; provides a clear transfer pathway to CSU.
AA/AS = Associate of Arts/Science Degree Earned by completing requirements in the academic major, a general education pattern, and a total of 60 degree-applicable units.
COA = Certificate of Achievement Formally recognizes a student’s competence in a program of study and prepares students for employment in a career/technical field. Also available for completion of a General Education Pattern for transfer. Will appear on the student’s academic transcript.
SAC = Skills Attainment Certificate Prepares students for employment with experience in specific career/technical fields. Do not appear on official transcripts.
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