Biology

Students standing near a tree

Lake Tahoe Community College offers an Associate in Arts degree in the area of Natural Sciences.

 Program Learning Outcomes
• Apply the scientific method to analyze science-related organisms, structures, processes, and issues on a local, regional, national, and global level.
• Illustrate and convey how the particulate nature of matter corresponds to the microsopic and macrosopic properties of substances.
• Dissect, model, and communicate the complexity of the natural environment into its component interconnected systems.

 Degrees and Certificates are also offered in the field of Environmental Technology and Sustainability, with concentrations in Biological Resources, Physical Resources, and Sustainability.


Career Outlook

A Biology degree can lead to many different occupations and career paths. Below are just two career ideas:

Nurse Practitioner
The median wage in 2015 for Nurse Practitioners in California was $115,633 annually, or $55.60 hourly. The median is the point at which half of the workers earn more and half earn less.

Microbiologist
The median wage in 2015 for Microbiologists in California was $90,801 annually, or $43.65 hourly. The median is the point at which half of the workers earn more and half earn less.