Department Description: Courses in Biological Sciences involve numerous approaches to the life processes, including interactions at the molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, organ system, organism, population, community, and ecosystem levels.
Department Learning Outcomes:
- Formulate and test hypotheses by performing laboratory, simulation, or field experiments in natural science disciplines.
- Demonstrate understanding of scientific theories.
- Communicate experimental findings, analyses, and interpretations both orally and in writing.
- Evaluate societal issues from a natural science perspective, ask questions about the evidence presented, and make informed judgments about science-related topics and policies
Special Department Information: A number of courses in Biology do not have any special requirements, as they are designed for the inquisitive individual desiring to learn about life. There are also a number of courses that require prior knowledge gained in a prerequisite course.
Transfer Opportunities: Biology courses transfer to higher education institutions either as general electives or important components of a major. Students should check with their possible transfer institution before enrolling in a course.
Career Opportunities: Employment opportunities abound with a degree in Biology or even just a few select courses. Often students can acquire internships or summer jobs giving them a taste of what biology has to offer.
Career Titles: Biologist, Biological Technician, Lab Technician, Environmental Biologist, Nurse, Medical Doctor, Dentist, Chiropractor, Research Scientist, Geneticist, Agronomist, Entomologist, Cell Biologist, Zoologist, Botanist, Limnologist, Ecologist, Microbiologist, Pathologist, Parasitologist, Hematologist, Physiologist, Anatomist, Virologist, Neurobiologist, Horticulturist, Wildlife Biologist, Gerontologists, Taxonomist, Veterinarian, Ichthyologist, Biotechnologist, Field Biologist, Histologist, Reproduction Biologist, Immunologist, Conservation Biologist, Endocrinologist, Embryologist, Algologist, Bryologist, Evolutionary Biologist, Paleontologist, Biochemist, Marine Biologist, Molecular Biologist, Ornithologist, Biology Instructor, Pharmacologist, Toxicologist, Forensic Scientist, Herpetologist, Mycologist, Behaviorist, Aquatic Biologist, Mammalogist, Archeologist, and Biological Sales.