Area of Study

Biology (Transfer)

An associate degree in Biology can lead to a wide array of professional roles, including molecular biologist, lab technician, genetic counselor, forensic investigator, or environmental scientist.
Do you have an endless sense of curiosity and a desire to understand how things work?
Those are traits you share with many of the scientists and doctors who are focused on finding cures for life-threatening diseases and developing life-saving vaccines. A background in Biology, or the study of all living things, is a strong foundation for careers in many fields, including medicine, medical research, healthcare, forensics, and environmental conservation. A Biology program will help you learn scientific methods and evidence-based approaches for collecting and interpreting data about people, plants, animals, and other living organisms.

Knowledge and skills you will learn:

  • Biological systems and processes
  • Evolution
  • Energy and matter pathways and transformations
  • Information flow, exchange, and storage
  • Research and investigative skills
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Quantitative reasoning
  • Use of scientific tools and technology
  • Critical thinking
  • Communication skills
  • Collaboration

Faculty Dianne Purves assists a student during a kidney dissection.

View the catalog for courses and program requirements.


Participating Universities

Adams State University
[B.S. Biology; Cellular & Molecular Biology, Organismal Biology, & Wildlife Biology emphases]

Colorado Mesa University
[B.S. Biological Sciences; Biology concentration]

Colorado State University-Ft Collins
[B.S. Biological Sciences]

Colorado State University-Pueblo
[B.S. Biology]

Fort Lewis College
[B.S. Biology; General Biology option]

Metropolitan State University of Denver
[B.S. Biology]

University of Colorado Boulder
[B.A. Ecology & Evolutionary Biology]

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
[B.S. Biology]

University of Colorado Denver
[B.S. Biology]

University of Northern Colorado
[B.S. Biological Sciences; Cell & Molecular Biology, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Pre-Health & Biomedical Sciences emphases]

Western Colorado University
[B.A. Biology; Cell Biology/Pre-medicine, Environmental Biology & Ecology, General Biology, Pre-allied Health emphases]