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Did you know that strawberries have DNA? How are humans like animals? How are we different? What is marine life and how does it differ from land life? If these are question you have asked before, check out our Biology program as we explore and find answers.

At Barton we will study multiple living organisms, their relationships to each other, and their environment. We do research in a lab setting, with an Anatomage table, or in the field. Barton Community College Biology program will help get you started on an exciting career pathway. Check out the list below for possible employment opportunities that involve Biology.

Degree Maps
Degree Maps

Associate in Science

View the full list of Curriculum Guides (applicable for students admitted prior to Fall 2024) and Degree Maps (applicable for students admitted Fall 2024 and after).

Check out the Course Search for a full listing of courses available.

Students Preparing to Transfer
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.

Upon Completion
Upon Completion

Upon completion of Barton Community College's Biology program, our students will be able to:

  • Obtain the fundamental science skills and a deep understanding of the scientific principles governing life on our planet
  • Draw logical conclusions using critical thinking skills
  • Evaluate scientific issues that affect daily life and society
Discover Career Paths
Discover Career Paths

Careers for biologists include:

  • Health Care
  • Forensic Science
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Biotechnology
  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Ecology
  • Agriculture and Food Science
  • Education
  • Research
  • Botany
  • Wildlife Management
  • Zoology

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