Biology concentrates on the study of life and living organisms. The structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, distribution and taxonomy of organisms are principle areas of study. Students will also learn about significant new developments in this the most dynamic of all fields of science.

The Tennessee Transfer Path program makes it possible to transfer to any participating four-year institution to work towards a bachelor's degree.

Careers for biologists include the many levels of medical sciences and a host of other possibilities including such things as: park ranger, government scientist, laboratory research assistant, field research assistant, ecologist, entomologist, horticulturist, plant pathologist, limnologist, teacher, consultant, museum docent, science writer, mycologist, botanist, turf specialist, campus grounds supervisor, foods inspector, microbiologist, sanitary inspector, government environmental compliance officer, and environmental control officer in industry.

Featured Courses

BIOL 1010 Introduction to Biology I - 4 Credit Hours Introduction to the principles of biology: basic chemistry, macromolecules, cell structure and function, photosynthesis and cellular respiration, cell division, cellular control, Mendelian and molecular genetics, and evolution. For students whose academic or career plans do not require upper-level biology. [E] Note(s): Class hours 3, Lab hours 3

BIOL 1020 Introduction to Biology II - 4 Credit Hours CATALOG DESCRIPTION A continuation of BIOL 1010. Covers basic ecology, survey of the Kingdoms: Eubacteria, Archea, Protists, Fungi, Plantae, and Animalia, basic plant and animal anatomy, physiology, reproduction and development. For students whose academic or career plans do not require upper-level biology.

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