Biologists study living organisms and their relationship to the environment, spending a great deal of time researching in a laboratory setting. They may also focus on developing new products, working with engineers, business managers and other scientists to find cutting-edge scientific solutions.

Course offerings

  • MCC offers a wide-range of biology electives to choose from including: botany, zoology, nutrition, ecology and microbiology.
    • Field biology students camp outside, identifying flora and fauna of different biomes.
    • Environmental science examines population growth, resource allocation and pollution.
  • Many classes include field work outside the classroom, letting you get your hands dirty with real-world experience.
  • Our biology program is built around the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree. This degree gives you a solid background in general education courses that can transfer to a four-year institution.



Visit Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to view salary information, employment outlook and personal characteristics needed for this career. Careers for biologists include:

  • Zoology
  • Microbiology
  • Botany
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Ecology
  • Agriculture and food science
  • Medical science
  • Teaching

Transfer made simple


Whatever your transfer destination, we'll work to make sure your credits move easily. That's why we're experts at it. We've worked out specific transfer agreements with many four-year colleges and universities.

The biology discipline is built around the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree that can transfer to a four-year institution. It provides a well-rounded general educational foundation and elective options to focus on your interests.

While MCC does not offer a degree in this field, these freshman/sophomore level courses move with you to a four-year college or university and depending on your chosen major may apply toward your degree or as an elective.

Please check with an advisor for transfer information.

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