Biology

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Associate of Science degree is offered in the area of Natural Sciences.

A degree is offered in the field of Environmental Technology and Sustainability, with concentrations in Biological Resources, Physical Resources, and Sustainability.  A degree is also offered in the field of Natural Science.

Certificate of Achievement

A Certificate of Achievement is offered in the field of Environmental Technology and Sustainability, with concentrations in Biological Resources, Physical Resources, and Sustainability.  

2016-2017 Biology Course Descriptions
2016-2017 Catalog Natural Science Degree

 

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.

 

Career Outlook

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

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.