Biology

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Biology

The slow loris. Blue-green algae. Quagmires. An Achilles’ heel. Botulism. These are all subjects of inquiry in the broad-spectrum scientific field of biology.

Biology is the natural science concerned with the study of all living organisms, their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, and distribution. It examines life from the smallest microscopic organisms like bacteria, to specific complexes in the human body, such as your skeletal system, to entire ecosystems like an evergreen forest.

The Biology program at MCC covers a wide range of subjects. We offer basic biology classes that explain the primary concepts within the science -- a great fit for any educational path. We also have specialized classes in environmental biology, microbiology, marine biology, and anatomy. If you have an interest in genetic engineering, DNA, and the issues within the biotech field, we suggest our biotechnology and molecular biology classes. As with most laboratory sciences, there’s a wide range of classes within the biology coursework that cover the course requirements required by other programs.

Transfers

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 options for the Biology program
At MCC, get an... Specialize in... Transfer to... To get a... Courses
Associate in Science Biology, Pre-Medical Profession Emphasis 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)
Northern Arizona University Biomedical Science (Bachelor of Science)
Grand Canyon University Pre-Medicine (Bachelor of Science)
Grand Canyon University Pre-Pharmacy (Bachelor of Science)
University of Arizona Physiology (Bachelor of Science)
Associate in Science Biology, Pre-Physician Assistant Emphasis Arizona State University Biological Sciences (Bachelor of Science)
Arizona State University Biology: Biomedical Sciences (Bachelor of Science)
Arizona State University Health Solutions: Medical Studies (Bachelor of Science)
Northern Arizona University Biology (Bachelor of Science)
Northern Arizona University Biomedical Science (Bachelor of Science)
Grand Canyon University Pre-Physician Assistant (Bachelor of Science)

Career Opportunities

The Biology program can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this program.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Biological Scientists, All Other $72,630
Biological Technicians $33,110
Dentists, General $166,990
Optometrists $117,010
Pharmacists $127,540
Physician Assistants $98,030
Podiatrists $139,530
Veterinarians $95,980
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

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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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Biology program is available through the Life Science department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.