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What will I learn?

Our world is growing and evolving, and it needs experts who understand how life functions from the microscopic level to the biome.

Biology sharpens your critical thinking and teamwork skills — two qualities employers seek out in potential employees regardless of job title. If you’re seeking a career in medicine or allied health, biology is the first rung on the ladder to all your future studies.

When you study biology, you learn about the living world, including yourself. You also learn essential life skills you’ll need to succeed wherever you go, such as how to:

  • Process large chunks of information
  • Assess your personal observations and perspective objectively
  • Constructively respond to criticism

JCCC offers a wide range of biology courses that will appeal to your career needs and personal interests.


How about three excellent reasons – class size, convenience and transferability.

  • Classes are limited to approximately 24 students so you can:
    • Ask questions
    • Engage in discussions
    • Connect with classmates and professors 
  • We offer convenient online classes for nearly every course offered. 
  • JCCC biology classes are transferable to most four-year schools.
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Jobs in the life, physical and social science industries are expected to grow by 10 percent through 2026, resulting in about 124,800 new jobs.

Put a biology degree to work:

Associate degree

  • Analyze food and other agricultural products for safety and quality as an agricultural and food science technician
  • Study pollution and contamination as an environmental science and protection technician

Bachelor’s degree

  • Improve food productivity and sustainability as an agricultural and food scientist
  • Immerse yourself in lab work as a biotechnician
  • Work with wildlife as a zoologist or wildlife biologist

Master’s degree or doctorate

  • Encourage people to lead healthy, fulfilling lives as a physician or surgeon
  • Develop new lifesaving medicines and treatments as a biochemist or biophysicist
  • Study bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms as a microbiologist

Make an appointment with an Academic Counselor to make sure the courses you take will transfer.

Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Center.

Money matters. JCCC is working hard to make tuition affordable for you.

Here’s what we offer:

Supplies and textbook costs vary depending on your classes.