Program Level: Degrees, Pre-Majors/Transfer
Department: Natural Sciences
Institute: Science & Technology
College: SAC

What is the Biology program?

The Biology program explores the world of living organisms, from the simplest to the most complex life forms, with the goal of preparing students for careers in health sciences, science, teaching and research.

What will I learn?

You’ll develop an understanding of biological systems from atoms to human anatomy and physiology. You’ll also learn the principles of the scientific method, including understanding scientific data and how to collect, record, measure, interpret and report it. You’ll get experience in laboratory activities and learn basic techniques and safety measures.

What can I do with this course of study?

Most positions in this field require a four-year degree, and the SAC Biology program is designed to meet the needs of transfer students. The associate of science degree in biology aligns closely with the first half of a bachelor’s of science degree. In addition, the department has transfer agreements with several area universities. With your associate degree in biology, you’ll build a foundation for careers in a wide range of fields, including biology, medicine and health care, biochemistry, biophysics, cytotechnology, genetics, microbiology, zoology, wildlife biology, research, teaching and more.

What's special about this course of study?

You’ll benefit from smaller class sizes and one-on-one interactions with program faculty members. As a biology student, you’ll be paired with a faculty advisor to help ensure your success in the program.

Degrees and Certificates

Course Resources

Contact Us

David Wood
Interim Chair
Chemistry/Geology (CG) 204
(210) 486-0063

Shelly Sheppard
Program Coordinator
CAC 345C
(210) 486-0837

Debbie Dye
Academic Unit Assistant
CAC 345C
(210) 486-0840