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  • Biology
  • Fast Facts

    Program Start Term: Fall, Spring

    Award: AS Degree

    Program Length: 60 Credits, 4 Semesters

    Part-Time or Full-Time: Both

    Course Availability: Day, Evening, Online

    Course Locations: Pueblo, Fremont, Durango, Mancos, Online

  • What Will I Learn 
    Biology is the study of life and living beings, including their types, growth, structure, evolution, and where and how they live. Modern biology is very broad and it has many smaller areas, including the study of animals, plants, cells, genes, and other life science topics. This program introduces students to Biology and it includes courses that are common to all four-year institutions in Colorado.

    Career Information
    Career paths for Biology degree holders include pre-medicine, pre-pharmacy, pre-veterinary, physical therapy, dentistry, and many scientific arenas. The Associate of Science (AS) degree in Biology prepares students to complete the second half of a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology at a four-year university.

    Degree Transfer
    This degree transfers to the following Colorado Public Four-Year institutions of higher education:  

    • University of Colorado, Boulder (BA Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
    • University of Colorado, Denver (BS Biology)
    • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (BS Biology)
    • Adams State University (BS Biology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Organismal Biology, and Wildlife Biology emphases)
    • Colorado Mesa University (BS Biological Sciences, Biology concentration)
    • Colorado State University-Fort Collins (BS Biological Sciences)
    • Colorado State University-Pueblo (BS Biology)
    • Fort Lewis College (BS Biology, General Biology option)
    • Metropolitan State University of Denver (BS Biology)
    • University of Northern Colorado (BS Biological Sciences, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Pre-Health and Biomedical Sciences emphases)
    • Western State Colorado University (BA Biology, Cell Biology/Pre-medicine, Environmental Biology and Ecology, General Biology, Pre-allied Health emphases)