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Biological Sciences Program

It will be the convergence of evolutionary biology, developmental biology and cancer biology that the answer to cancer will lie. -Paul Davies, Physicist, Astrobiologist and Arizona State University Professor.

What are the Biological Sciences?

Finding a cure for cancer is just one of the important scientific breakthroughs that the Biological Sciences are uniquely posed to make. Involved in the study of living organisms, the Biological Sciences include neurobiology, ecology, astrobiology, microbiology, botany and zoology among the many branches. Through laboratory and field research, the Biological Sciences help us better understand and adapt to the natural world.

The Biological Sciences Program at Macomb

The Biological Sciences Program at Macomb provides you with the basic competencies, knowledge and skills necessary to transfer to a Bachelor’s Degree Program in Biological Sciences.

Biological Sciences Courses at Macomb

In Macomb’s Biological Sciences Program, your required courses will include:

  • General Biology 1 & 2
  • General Chemistry 1 & 2
  • Analytic Geometry & Calculus
  • General Microbiology
  • College Physics 1 & 2
  • Organic Chemistry 1 & 2

Career Opportunities with an Associate of Science Degree in Biological Sciences  

With an Associate of Science Degree in Biological Sciences, you will be qualified for positions that include biotechnologist, medical & clinical laboratory technician and environmental technician. 

Transfer Pathways to Advanced Degrees in Biological Sciences

Career opportunities in the Biological Sciences increase at every level of education you complete, with a doctoral degree required for work as a Biological Scientist engaged in independent or academic research. The credits earned in Macomb’s Program transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue advanced degrees in Biological Sciences, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Biological Sciences Program

For more information about the Biological Sciences Program at Macomb, contact the Associate Dean at Center Campus: 586.286.2147 or, or at South Campus: 586.445.7354 or

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