Associate Degree

Biology

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

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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.

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Career Paths
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians
Agricultural and food science technicians assist agricultural and food scientists.
Chemists and Materials Scientists
Chemists and materials scientists study substances at the atomic and molecular levels and analyze the ways in which the substances interact with one another.
Biochemists and Biophysicists
Biochemists and biophysicists study the chemical and physical principles of living things and of biological processes.
Conservation Scientists and Foresters
Conservation scientists and foresters manage the overall land quality of forests, parks, rangelands, and other natural resources.
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians
Environmental science and protection technicians monitor the environment and investigate sources of pollution and contamination.
Geological and Hydrologic Technicians
Geological and hydrologic technicians support scientists and engineers in exploring, extracting, and monitoring natural resources.

What You Will Learn

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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Program Cost

Average Cost for Degree: 

$13,965 – $15,141

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Natural Sciences Division Chair:

Degree Program Coordinator:
Mark Fairbrass, mfairbra@gmc.edu

Division Chair:
Randy Elvidge, relvidge@gmc.edu

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Oct 19, 2022

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Oct 19, 2022

Jan 11, 2022

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