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Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

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.

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 Biology 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 the Biology 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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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.