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This program is part of the Life Science Department.

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.


All Life Science (Biology) courses will be offered in a fully-online format for the Fall 2020 semester. There will be NO on-campus instruction. Please refer to the 'notes' section below each course listed in the class schedule for details.


MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the Biology program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Science AS Associate in Science, Emphasis in Biological Sciences

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.