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 Associates Level:
At the Bachelors Level:
At the Masters/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


Students successfully completing the Biology Associate in Science for Transfer (AA-T) Degree have a solid foundation for pursuing further education in Biology or a related field. This AA-T degree is specifically designed to streamline transfer to CSU, see for details. If interested in transfering to a UC, check out how these courses align with major preparation on the UC Pathways website. Please see a counselor for the best major preparation and general education pattern for your specific goals.

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