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If transferring to a four-year institution, students are encouraged to identify the requirements of the transfer institution immediately and take Barton Community College courses that best meet the transfer needs. The Biology curriculum is designed to transfer to a four-year institution. Students who successfully complete the required coursework will become candidates for an Associate in Science Degree. The curriculum will instruct an individual in all aspects of living organisms and their relationship to the environment. Biology is a very broad major and offers a variety of careers to explore. Biology is a popular major for students interested in medical or pharmaceutical fields.

Biology is the study of life and serves as the core discipline in the life sciences expanding to a multitude of other fields, industries, and areas of specialization. A biology degree prepares students for positions requiring critical thinking, reasoning, and problem solving. Biologists work in fields such as health care, forensic science, genetics, biotechnology, education, research, wildlife management, and zoology. 

Curriculum Guides

2018-2020 Curriculum Guides: Students who enrolled in their program prior to Fall 2020 should use should use the following Curriculum Guide. 

Associate in Science
2018-2020 Biology

2020-2022 Curriculum Guides: Newly admitted or returning re-admitted students for Fall 2020 or later should use the following Curriculum Guide.

Associate in Science
2020-2022 Biology

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Students Preparing to Transfer

Barton Community College's Biology curriculum is designed to provide the general education requirement and core Biology courses for students who plan to transfer to a four year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in Biology. In addition to general education courses like Principles of Biology and Anatomy and Physiology, we offer a variety of electives including Microbiology, Zoology, and Botany. Electives must meet the requirements of the transfer institution. Students should coordinate with their advisor for transfer requirements.

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Visit the What Can I Do with My Major? webpage to find helpful resources on career paths, employers and more!