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Biological Sciences

Program Overview

How can we diagnose cancer early? How does understanding how a bear hibernates help people with diabetes? If these questions pique your curiosity, consider enrolling in the Biological Sciences program. The field of biology is a broad, diverse discipline, covering study areas in genetics, cell and marine biology, microbiology, neurosciences, physiology, plant sciences, immunology, ecology, and biotechnology. Our Biological Sciences program serves as a great springboard for pursuing a career in medicine, veterinary studies, pharmacology, research, genetics counseling, farming, and urban planning — to name a few.

Our pre-med, pre-vet, pre-pharmacy, and biology and ecology science tracks are tailored to fit your educational needs so you can build a solid foundation in medicine and transfer to Arizona State University (ASU). Our challenging and comprehensive coursework includes classes in physics, organic chemistry, anatomy, computer science, and statistics.

Begin the journey to your future today with the Biological Sciences program!

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Why Estrella Mountain Community College?

Understanding the living world around you – from trees and whales to humans and invertebrates – is all part of the biological sciences. At EMCC, biological sciences prepares students for careers and advanced study as biological technicians or physician assistants or a Pre-Medical Profession such as physicians, biological scientists, dentists, optometrists, pharmacists, podiatrists and veterinarians. Or take your passions outdoors and explore wildlife studies, conservation, forestry, agriculture and more. EMCC’s biosciences program sets you on the path to graduating in a wide range of critical fields that help people, animals and nature.