About Biology Major:
Degree from TCC: AS in Biology
Degree from 4-year: BS in Biology (various sub-specialities)
Description of Biology:
Majoring in the biological sciences is a likely choice for the student who is curious about life, creative, highly motivated, and interested in solving biological problems. Biologists are involved in agriculture, forestry, wildlife management, environmental science and other fields that make the world a healthier and safer place to live. The biological sciences will also prepare the student for entry into one of a variety of technical fields in Allied Health.
About Biotechnology Major:
Degree: AS in Biotechnology from TCC
Description of Biotechnology:
Students will be educated in the fundamentals of biology, chemistry and biochemistry with heavy emphasis on a wide range of laboratory procedures. Lab safety, protein isolation and separation techniques, cell culture, molecular biology and recombinant DNA will be covered. Quality control will be addressed as it applies to both a manufacturing and research environment.
Program Learning Outcomes:
About Chemistry Major
Degree from TCC: AS Chemistry
Degree from 4-year: BS Chemistry (+ subspecialty if desired)
Description of Chemistry:
Chemistry deals with the composition, structure and interactions of matter, and as such the study of chemistry is basic to all sciences. This degree prepares the student to enter the allied health and other medical fields such as nursing, pre-med, and medical laboratory technology. This degree also prepares the student to enter programs in aerospace, agriculture, biology, engineering, environmental science, and petroleum engineering.
Selected Career Choices for AS in Biology, Biotechnology or Chemistry:
Laboratory Technician/Assistant ^^
^^Denotes that in order to qualify for these jobs with an AS, student may need to have had an internship or other related experience.
Selected Career Choices with BS in Biology, Biotechnology or Chemistry:
* Denotes some jobs may require an Advanced Degree
Animal Scientist (MS or PhD)