About This Program:

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.

Core Curriculum Requirements for the AA Degree

Core Curriculum Requirements for the AS Degree

Biology Concentration Degree Requirements

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 research biological literature.
  • Students completing this program will be able to collect and interpret data.
  • 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 GMC 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.

Biology Occupational Outlook

Average Cost for Degree: 

$13,965 - 15,141


Course Descriptions


Degree Program Coordinator:

Mark Fairbrass,

Natural Sciences Division Chair:

Randy Elvidge,