Associate Degrees in Biology

Studying for an associate degree in biology is a great way to learn about the natural sciences without the time commitment required for a bachelor’s degree. It takes about two years to complete an associate’s degree while studying full time, and many schools offer part-time options and night classes for nontraditional students who have employment or family commitments. What is an assoc… Read more

Studying for an associate degree in biology is a great way to learn about the natural sciences without the time commitment required for a bachelor’s degree. It takes about two years to complete an associate’s degree while studying full time, and many schools offer part-time options and night classes for nontraditional students who have employment or family commitments.

What is an associate degree in biology? Students studying for this degree learn the fundamentals of human biology and natural biology in order to prepare for the workforce or for a subsequent bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, botany, environmental and wildlife management, or medicine. Students typically learn how to identify and label different types of cells and how the human genome functions. They may be taught the basics of nutrition and how the body processes vitamins and minerals.

By learning about the scientific method, students may obtain the skills to carry out lab experiments and to accurately record and evaluate data. They also often gain team work and problem solving experience, which are valuable assets as students prepare to seek out employment opportunities with industry professionals.

The cost of an associate degree in biology varies depending on the country and the institution. Prospective students can learn about the costs involved by scheduling a meeting with an admission counselor.

Graduates often find career opportunities in a wide variety of natural science industries. Many work as lab technicians, collecting samples, performing tests, maintaining equipment and writing reports. They do this for medical and health care laboratories or for federal and state governments at conservation sites and wildlife reserves. Whether it’s working to develop a cure for diseases as a researcher or saving an endangered species of plant as a conservationist, a degree in biology is an opportunity to specialize in a fascinating scientific field that has a demand for qualified workers.

Universities and community colleges often offer easy enrollment for an associate degree, with flexible scheduling options and payment plans. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Glendale Community College
Glendale, USA

The Associate in Science in Biology for Transfer Degree provides a foundation in biology for students planning to transfer into a baccalaureate program in biology. Successful ... +

The Associate in Science in Biology for Transfer Degree provides a foundation in biology for students planning to transfer into a baccalaureate program in biology. Successful completion of the transfer degree guarantees the student acceptance to a California State University to pursue a baccalaureate degree in biology or a related field. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Green Bay, USA

The Laboratory Science Technology Associate of Applied Sciences Degree program blends key theoretical concepts with practical laboratory skills needed for success in a broad r ... +

The Laboratory Science Technology Associate of Applied Sciences Degree program blends key theoretical concepts with practical laboratory skills needed for success in a broad range of science careers, including biological, chemical, and environmental industries as well as academic research laboratories. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2020
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Campus
 
Cao đẳng Parkland
Champaign, USA

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Biology has been called the science of life. From the most basic cellular processes to the internal workings of the most complex organisms, biology teaches us about ourselves and other plant and animal species, and how we all coexist on earth. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
North Iowa Area Community College
Mason City, USA

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Associate of Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Central Wyoming College
Riverton, USA +3 More

This is a two-year program for students planning to complete a bachelors degree in biology or a related discipline. If you are interested in a career in biological research, s ... +

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Associate Degree
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Community College of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, USA

The Associate of Science (A.S.) in Biology degree program is for students who wish to pursue baccalaureate studies in the biological sciences or plan to fulfill prerequisite c ... +

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Associate of Science
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Campus
 
Washtenaw Community College
Ann Arbor, USA

This program prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in actuarial science, biology, chemistry, math, pharmacy or phy ... +

This program prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in actuarial science, biology, chemistry, math, pharmacy or physics. The program will give students a solid foundation in math and science. -
Associate of Science
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
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Southwestern Oregon Community College
Coos Bay, USA

The Associate of Science (AS) Marine Biology Emphasis is designed for students who intend to transfer to the University of Oregon (UO) and complete their degree at Oregon Inst ... +

The Associate of Science (AS) Marine Biology Emphasis is designed for students who intend to transfer to the University of Oregon (UO) and complete their degree at Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB), majoring in marine biology. -
Associate Degree
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Sierra College
Rocklin, USA

If you’re interested in any kind of field in biology, this is the degree program you need. We provide you with coursework to meet the transfer requirements for over twenty kin ... +

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Associate of Science
Full-time
18 months
English
Campus
 
Seward County Community College
Liberal, USA

Biology studies the science of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, evolution, distribution, identification and taxonomy. Biologists learn h ... +

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Associate Degree
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Santa Fe College
Gainesville, USA

This program provides you with the basic requirements to transfer to a college or university as a junior to complete a bachelor’s degree. You are responsible for completing th ... +

This program provides you with the basic requirements to transfer to a college or university as a junior to complete a bachelor’s degree. You are responsible for completing the admission requirements of the university in order to transfer. -
Associate of Arts
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
College of du Page
Glen Ellyn, USA

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Associate Degree
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Citrus College
Los Angeles, USA

Courses in the Biological and Physical Sciences and Mathematics examine the physical universe, its life forms, and its natural phenomena.

Courses in the Biological and Physical Sciences and Mathematics examine the physical universe, its life forms, and its natural phenomena. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
Part-time
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Northwest College
Powell, USA

The study of biology includes courses designed to help students acquaint themselves with the structure and function of living organisms and to appreciate some of the ecologica ... +

The study of biology includes courses designed to help students acquaint themselves with the structure and function of living organisms and to appreciate some of the ecological relationships existing in the world of life. -
Associate of Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Hawaii Community College
Hilo, USA

This Associate in Science Degree program prepares students to transfer to 4-year institutions in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related fields. Hawai‘ ... +

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Associate of Science
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 

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