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Biology has been defined as follows:

Biology is the study of living organisms, living systems, and life processes.


Upon graduation with a degree in Biology, opportunities for employment will fall within the following fields (click on the image to open a larger view:)

Biology Employment Profile final 


In becoming a Biologist, a student will focus studies in the following areas (in addition to core subject areas) at the college and university levels (click on the image to open a larger view:)

Biology Expertise diagram final



The following diagram illustrates a recommended two-year transfer plan leading to a bachelor's degree in Biology (click on the image to open a larger view:)

Biology transfer plan rollout


To ensure that you are ready for courses as shown, please take note of the prerequisite flowchart shown below (click on the image to open a larger view:)

biology flowchart for rollout 12-12



The Voluntary Statewide Transfer Compact for Biology; institutions participating in the Compact; and the entire Biology Tuning Packet, which outlines critical skill areas needed by students and graduates of Biology programs, can be viewed and downloaded here.

Institutions participating in the Voluntary Statewide Transfer Compact means that these institutions have agreed to: a) teach courses at the lower-division level as listed in the Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual, which is updated and published each year by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; and 2) accept the courses listed for transfer into the Biology program at the university level as specified in the Compact.

For further or more specific information regarding transfer to a Biology program at a Texas university, it is recommended that you contact the engineering department at the institution of interest.

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