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Biology sheds light on the world of living things. You’ll study all life — from tiny cells to giant ecosystems. You’ll learn how plants and animals grow, reproduce, and evolve. You’ll consider how they affect each other and the environment. Your classes at WWCC will give you a solid grasp of the scientific method. Here you’ll explore the central themes of biology and learn useful lab skills that will prepare you to thrive at a four-year college. This is the place to get your start in Biological Sciences.

Careers in Biological Sciences

Take Valuable Science Skills into the Job Market

A Biological Sciences degree can take you so many places. It can open up careers in healthcare, teaching, research or biotech. Many biology majors go on to become doctors or vets. But you could also do medical research or become a lab tech. You could teach biology in middle school, high school or college. You could work in a national park or nature preserve. Or you could work toward solutions to climate change. Whatever path you choose, a Biological Sciences degree at WWCC is the first step to your future career.

Certificates & Degrees in Biological Sciences

If you plan to study biology at a four-year college, you can choose from three different transfer degrees at WWCC. If your goal is a Bachelor of Science, you might want a degree that includes more science, math and technology. If your goal is a Bachelor of Arts, you might want a degree that includes more humanities and social sciences. Talk with your advisor about your long-term goals to decide which is right for you.

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Biological Sciences Program Details

Entrance Requirements

In addition to the required chemistry and biology courses, students interested in a major in Biological Science should take courses in mathematics, physics and computer science. Computer courses are essential to apply computer skills to modeling and simulation tasks and to operate computerized laboratory equipment. Those interested in studying the environment also should take courses in environmental studies and become familiar with current legislation and regulations.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the knowledge foundational to physical, life and/or sports sciences.
  • Test hypotheses in the laboratory or field using discipline-specific tools and techniques for data collection and analysis.
  • Use empirical evidence or mathematical models generated from observable phenomena to reach an informed conclusion.
  • Evaluate the validity of scientific information and reflect upon its implications.
  • Communicate scientific information effectively using written, oral, and/or visual forms.
  • Make decisions and propose solutions based on science regarding their own personal health as well as issues that impact their communities

Scholarship Opportunities

At WWCC, we’ll help you find scholarships that may be open to you. Scholarships provide money for school that you don’t have to pay back. They can be used for things like tuition, books, tools and fees. They come from sources like the WWCC Foundation, local businesses and private funds. Some WWCC programs also have scholarships for students working toward a certain certificate or degree. You might qualify based on good grades, financial need or the potential to benefit from school. The bottom line: You have options. We’ll help you explore them at WWCC.

Paying for Your Degree

There are lots of ways to pay for college. We will work with you to find the right mix of support so that you can go after your dreams. Talk with us to learn more about:

  • Financial aid — grants, scholarships and student loans.
  • Workforce Education Services — support for students on workforce training pathways.
  • Warrior Pledge — covers needs not met by other financial aid.
  • Flexible payment plans — low monthly payments with no interest.
  • Work study — work part-time on campus while you earn your degree.
  • Emergency funds — for students who are struggling to make ends meet.

You can go to college. Start exploring your options today.

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