Program Description

The student majoring in biological science is generally preparing for transfer to a four-year institution and a career in research, teaching, lab technology, one of the health care professions, or related fields. Math requirements for biology majors vary widely. Investigate the math requirements of the four-year schools to which the student intends to apply and design an educational plan accordingly.


Merced College offers the following degrees/certificates in Biology:

Biological Science (AS)

Our Mission

The mission of the Biology Department is to provide a wide range of courses supporting students majoring in the biological and health sciences, while offering high quality breadth courses for the rest of the student body.

Biology Faculty