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Biology

Photo for biology programStudy the vast and diverse world of living things.

Biology helps develop an informed sense of how we may individually and collectively continue to fit into the complex ecology of our planet. Employment opportunities in biology exist in research, teaching, administration, service, and sales in governmental agencies, educational institutions, private business, and industry.

At Tacoma Community College, science and engineering students enjoy:

  • Small classes
  • Faculty excited about teaching
  • Labs taught by the same faculty member as the lecture
  • Extensive interaction with the faculty
  • Well equipped labs
  • Economical tuition

Contact Heather Cushman and Kristen Harrison, Faculty Advisors, in Biology.

Careers in Biology
Biochemist
Biomedical engineer
Biotechnologist
Chemist
Chemical laboratory technician
Clinical research specialist
Epidemiologist
Food scientist
Forensic scientist
Geneticist
Materials scientist
Molecular biologist
Pharmaceutical researcher
Researcher
Toxicologist

Program Description

TCC offers courses that cover the first 2 years of a typical 4-year college biology program (college-level courses) as well as courses to develop skills needed for college-level courses.

Degree Options: Biology is a very diverse field of study. This is reflected by the courses required for various baccalaureate degrees in the natural sciences. TCC offers three Associate Degrees to serve this diversity. Students should work closely with an advisor to select the degree path that best fulfills their goals.

Catalog Course Descriptions

Faculty

Biology Faculty Directory

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