The field of biological science encompasses a broad spectrum of fields that are often viewed as independent disciplines. At UCC, you can earn a transfer degree that can be applied in the following areas:
Life Science Majors:
- Biochemistry / Biophysics
- Fisheries and Wildlife Science
Medicine and Allied Health Majors:
- Medical Technology
- Physical Therapy
- Veterinary Medicine
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The biological science curriculum is designed so that you may complete one or two years of study (depending on your level of preparation) before transferring to a four-year institution. Because course requirements vary at each four-year institution, it is recommended that you work closely with an advisor to plan your program.
Education in the biological sciences provides a wide variety of employment opportunities. Employers typically include fisheries and wildlife agencies, the Forest Service and other government agencies, testing laboratories, research and development, and all levels of the educational system. Technician and technical assistant positions often require a bachelor's degree.
More specialized, higher paying jobs at research laboratories and academic institutions often require a graduate degree. Students may also consider coursework in biology as a means of entry into professional school to become a dentist, optometrist, physician, physical therapist, pharmacist, or veterinarian.
There are numerous non-traditional careers that emphasize the biological sciences, such as forensics, science journalism, toxicology, patent law, business and sales. Excellent career opportunities are available in many of these areas, if you travel or relocate.
Majors in biology and specialized fields within this broad discipline are offered at Oregon State University, University of Oregon, Portland State University, Western Oregon University, Eastern Oregon University, and Southern Oregon University. UCC offers classes that transfer to these institutions.
If you are planning to transfer, you should work closely with UCC faculty and advisors, and with representatives from the receiving college or university. There may be special requirements for specific programs or schools.
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At UCC, you can earn a TWO-YEAR TRANSFER DEGREE for less than you'll pay for one year at a state university. Plus, UCC offers:
• Seamless, direct transfer degrees
• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• Online classes
Prospective students should visit Advising and Career Services to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.
Medicine and Allied Health Sciences
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Associate Professor, Science