Mission College Biological Sciences students learn about all the organisms that are around us every day. They learn about cells, the human body, infectious diseases, biology and ecology of the earth and the human body. Our biological science classes are transferrable to the four-year school of your choice.
- Earn an associates in science degree for transfer (AS or AS-T.)
- Take courses that satisfy UC and Cal State transfer requirements.
- Work towards a career in health care, research or academia.
- Participate in field studies in the greater Bay Area and Costa Rica.
- Nursing/ Physician's Assistant/ Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy
- Wildlife Biology
- Marine Biology
- Medicine/ Dentistry/ Veterinary Medicine
Some career options may require more than two years of college study. Classes beyond the Associate Degree level may be required to fulfill some career options or for preparation for transfer to a university program.
Classes to Consider
BIO 014 • Intro to Neuroscience
Are you interested in how the brain works? Students who take this course will walk away with a basic understanding of the structure and function of the brain, and will learn about current research on hot topics in neuroscience such as sleep, learning, Alzheimer's disease, autism and mood disorders. This course is fully transferable to UC and CSU.
BIO 032 • California Plants & Animals
Get hands-on learning about plants and animals in local ecosystems through field trips and lab studies. CSU and UC transferable.
Not too Early to Think About Spring Break 2021!
The class will meet once on campus during the Spring semester and travel to Costa Rica during Spring Break, March 27- April 3, 2021. Students will have the opportunity to skywalk above the rainforest canopy, bird watching, visit a butterfly farm, and take night hikes to see and hear the amazing rainforest after dark.
Biological Sciences Courses
California Plants & Animals
Are you a student looking for a research experience? See some of the opportunities available via places like Stanford, San Jose State, UC Santa Cruz , and others.
Interested in a Career in STEM?
Find out about all the interesting careers associated with STEM fields.
Be a Part of MESA
Interested in science? Want to join others interested in math, engineering or science? Be a part of MESA.
Challenge Yourself with Honors
The Honors Project is a group of like-minded high achieving students looking for a challenge in college. This course is part of their studies.