Associate Degree


An affordable path to prepare for a career in biology, this associate’s program transfers to a bachelor’s degree.


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Associates Degree in Biology

The Biology degree is a common major for students interested in medical school or veterinary school. The degree provides a solid background for students whose goals include teaching biology or conducting research in biology or medicine.  Students will be prepared for baccalaureate degree work in biology at most four-year institutions by developing skills in analysis, critical thinking, project design and completion, as well as scientific writing.

Estimated Annual Cost: $7,785

Cost estimate based on enrollment in 45 annual quarter hours with current Tuition and Fees. Cost includes fees for textbooks and materials.


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What You Will Learn

Students completing this program will be able to design a biological project utilizing the scientific method.

Students completing this program will be able to collect and interpret data.

Students completing this program will be able to research biological literature.

Students completing this program will be able to write the results of a project in the format of a biological scientific journal.

Program Benefits

Students who graduate from us with this major will be prepared to transfer to upper-level programs with an equivalent background to those students starting their degree programs at the receiving institution. Students with this degree are prepared to become laboratory assistants; completion of the BS in Biology will prepare the student for a career in biological science or other science-related field. With further education, graduates could pursue careers such as Physician, Veterinarian, Dentist, Optometrist, Podiatrist, Pharmacist, Physical Therapist, Speech Therapist, Genetic Counselor, Dietician, Biomechanical Engineer, Pharmaceutical Researcher, Marine Biologist, Zookeeper, Forensics and Criminal Investigator, Forest Ranger, Health Official, Bioterrorism Expert, Environmental Scientist, Biology teacher in primary or secondary schools, or College Professor.

Program Costs

One of our goals is to offer the highest quality college education at some of the most affordable tuition rates. To understand our tuition rates, please visit the Tuition and Fees Basics Page on our website. Keep in mind that total costs for the program will depend not only on tuition rates, but the amount of quarter hours students must take in order to complete the degree.  This will include courses both in the core and in the major.

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