The Associate in Science degree with an emphasis in Biology is designed to complete the lower-division (freshman and sophomore) portion of a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. The Associate in Science degree includes Guaranteed Transfer Courses and the lower-division major field core courses recommended by the Colorado Department of Higher Education.

Biology is an interdisciplinary field that involves the study of living organisms. Students who study biology at TSC will learn the anatomy and physiology, biodiversity of plants and animals, chemistry of life, cellular biology, genetics, microbiology, evolutionary biology, ecology, and pathophysiology. An Associate of Science degree with a biology concentration will provide a solid foundation that can build to a bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences or lead to certification in allied health fields. The Associate in Science degree includes Guaranteed Transfer Courses and the lower-division major field core courses recommended by the Colorado Department of Higher Education.

Allied Health careers that require courses in biology:
Medical Assistant
Medical Lab Technician
Medical technologist
Nurses
Pharmacist
Physical therapist
Radiology technician
Veterinary technician

Life science careers that require an Associate of Science degree in biology include:
Agricultural and Food Science Technician
Biological technician
Environmental Science Technician
Laboratory Technician
Pharmaceutical and Medical Sale

Life science careers that require a Bachelor’s degree include:
Biochemist
Health Communications Specialist
Microbiologist
Environmental Scientist
Wildlife Biologist
Science Writer
Conservation Scientist
Environmental law
Scientific illustrator
Bioinformatics scientist
Biostatistician
Biotechnologist
Biomanufacturing scientist
Forensic scientist
Biomedical engineer
Bioroboticist


Contact information:

  • Student Success Center, Trinidad Campus
    Phone: 719-846-5026
  • Learning Center, Valley Campus
    Phone: 719-589-7063
LoriRae Hamilton

Dean of Instruction


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