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Biology

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.

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  • 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

LoriRae Hamilton

Dean of Instruction
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(719) 846-5524
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