Biological Sciences

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Contact the Program Director

Program Phone


Liz J. Csikar, Ph.D.

Faculty Chair - Human Anatomy and Physiology


480-461-7115 (alternate)

Office: RDM-S Saguaro - Room: 259

This program is part of the Life Science Department.

Field of Interest

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

Are you intrigued by the promise of early cancer detection and diagnosis? Do you wonder how understanding the hibernation patterns of bears could aid those with diabetes? And have you ever pondered why cacti remain unscathed by the sun's harsh rays?

If these questions ignite your curiosity, then the Biological Sciences program is your gateway to discovery. Dive into a broad realm of study encompassing genetics, cell and molecular biology, marine biology, microbiology, neurosciences, anatomy and physiology, plant sciences, conservation biology, immunology, ecology, and biotechnology.

The program is not just about theoretical knowledge—it's a launchpad for a wide range of practical career paths. Whether you're interested in medicine, veterinary studies, pharmaceutical research, genetics counseling, wildlife management, epidemiology, public health, diagnostics, or technology, our Biological Sciences program can pave the way for you.

Embark on your journey to a fulfilling future by enrolling in the Biological Sciences program today!

University Transfer Degree

Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a university? 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 degrees offered in the Biological Sciences program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Science AS Associate in Science, Emphasis in Biological Sciences

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 Lightcast using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Lightcast’s proprietary analytical processes. Lightcast’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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