Biological Sciences

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480-461-7115

This program is part of the Life Science Department.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Biological Sciences

How can we diagnose cancer early? How does understanding how a bear hibernates help people with diabetes? If these questions pique your curiosity, consider enrolling in the Biological Sciences program. The field of biology is a broad, diverse discipline, covering study areas in genetics, cell and marine biology, microbiology, neurosciences, physiology, plant sciences, immunology, ecology, and biotechnology. Our Biological Sciences program serves as a great springboard for pursuing a career in medicine, veterinary studies, pharmacology, research, genetics counseling, farming, and urban planning — to name a few.

Our pre-med, pre-vet, pre-pharmacy, and biology and ecology science tracks are tailored to fit your educational needs so you can build a solid foundation in medicine and transfer to Arizona State University (ASU). Our challenging and comprehensive coursework includes classes in physics, organic chemistry, anatomy, computer science, and statistics.

Begin the journey to your future today with the Biological Sciences program!

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Transfer Degree

Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.

A list of available transfer degree options for the Biological Sciences program
At MCC, get an... Emphasis in... Transfer to... To get a... Courses
Associate in Science, Emphasis in Biological Sciences Biological Sciences Arizona State University Biological Sciences
(Bachelor of Science)
Arizona State University Biology: Biomedical Sciences
(Bachelor of Science)
Arizona State University Biochemistry Medicinal Chemistry
(Bachelor of Science)
Arizona State University Health Solutions: Medical Studies
(Bachelor of Science)
Northern Arizona University Biology
(Bachelor of Science)
Grand Canyon University Biology with Emphasis in Pre-Medicine
(Bachelor of Science)
Grand Canyon University Biology with Emphasis in Pre-Pharmacy
(Bachelor of Science)
Grand Canyon University Biology with Emphasis in Pre-Physician Assistant
(Bachelor of Science)

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of a degree or certificate within the Biological Sciences program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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