Biological Sciences


Use science to improve our way of life

Biotechnology research plays a key role in scientific advancements that improve our way of life. Biological technicians assist with medical research by helping develop new medicines and treatments used to prevent, treat, or cure diseases such as cancer or Alzheimer's. In agriculture, biotechnology research develops genetically engineered crops that provide greater yields and require less pesticide and fertilizer. Biotechnology will also lead efforts to discover new and improved ways to clean and preserve the environment as well as alternative sources of energy, such as biofuels and biomass.

Studying biological sciences can lead to careers such as agricultural and food science technicians, biochemists, biophysicists, chemical technicians, epidemiologists, medical scientists, microbiologists, zoologists and wildlife biologists.

AS degree/transfer options

The Associate in Science degree prepares you to transfer to a four-year university to complete a bachelor's degree. 

Available majors for bachelor's degree completion may include: Biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, agricultural science, biophysics, biomedical science, ecology, animal science, microbiology, plant biology, zoology, integrative biology, horticulture, forestry.

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