Biology will change your life because you will learn about yourself and the world around you. Biologists study how humans, animals and other organisms function and interact. It is essential for understanding the facts about topics such as vaccines, climate change, and genetically modified organisms. This will help you make more informed decisions about things that greatly impact you and your loved ones. Biology is required for medical and environmental careers.
MSJC offers a range of course work to prepare students for the workforce or to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. All four-year institutions prescribe their own standards for course evaluation and admissions. Courses that fulfill major requirements for an associate degree in this program might not be the same as those required for transfer into a similar major at a four-year university.
Transfer students are advised to do research on prospective majors and careers through the Career/Transfer Center and the MSJC catalog. Students interested in transferring to CSU’s or UC’s can access major preparation by visiting http://www.assist.org. All students are advised to meet with a counselor at least once a semester to create or update their comprehensive education plan.
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- Explore the ethical and social considerations inherent in biology.
- Think critically about issues using their understanding of biology.
- Achieve basic literacy in the language of biology.
- Explain and appreciate the cycling of matter and the flow of energy in living systems.
- Explore and appreciate the facts and principles concerning heredity, variation and diversity, the cell, evolution and natural selection.
- Explain and appreciate how scientific knowledge is obtained and verified.
Discover in-demand careers and education options based on your interests! See the list of careers below or explore further by searching for Careers or Programs.
Note: There are no guaranteed positions for students completing these programs. Education and work experience required will vary by employer. The salary and benefits for specific occupations will be dependent on work experience, education, background, and employer. Labor market statistics are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Census Bureau, O-NET, EMSI.
|Career/Industries||CA Annual Median Salary or Range||Employment Demand or Opening CA|
|Physicians & Surgeons (D)||$190,238/$234,38||508/152|
|Post-secondary Teachers (M+)||$77,729||8,832|
|Registered Nurses (B+)||$103,628||18,403|
(degree required: SM some college, C: Certificate, A: Associate degree, B: Bachelor’s degree, M: Master’s degree, D: Doctorate)