Biology

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An 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.

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:

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.