Biology is the study of life and living organisms - their structure, function, growth, origin and evolution. By studying biology, students will acquire insight into the processes and interactions of living things and the interrelationships of organisms within the environment. At MCC, biology courses may be used to satisfy a student's general education core requirements in science.

The study of biology provides a strong foundation for those who plan to pursue a career in science. Employment opportunities include a wide range of options from teaching, working as a researcher in health care and academic institutions, to pharmaceutical sales and medicine.

For students who are interested in biology or who plan to transfer to complete the requirements for a bachelor of science degree in biology, enrolling in the college's Liberal Arts and Science associate of science degree program is a good choice. By entering this program, students are able to start their course work at MCC and take advantage of its high quality instruction and more affordable community college tuition and fees. Students who are thinking of transferring are encouraged to meet with their academic advisors to discuss their plans and how MCC courses transfer to other institutions. More information on the transfer options available at MCC can be found in the Transfer Services portion of the web site.

An additional benefit of studying biology at MCC is that the college offers the Biology Academic Award for students who demonstrate a profound affinity for the biological sciences. This is an academic based award available to faculty-nominated students who have taken at least two or more biology related courses and have earned a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average (GPA). The award is for students who wish to pursue a degree or career with a biological focus.

Lab Safety Video

If you’re taking a biology lab class, you’ll need to review the science department lab safety policies and procedures in this video (0:7:46).

Last Update: September 08 2011
For additional information, contact: Beverly Ferrigno