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Biology - Program Details

Biology is the study of living things. You will learn about plants, animals, and microorganisms. Biology is a very diverse field examining life big and small, from microbes to elephants. You can ultimately specialize in topics like genetics, ecosystems, evolution, and even cellular biology. At Mt. Hood Community College, you will start with the basics, and you’ll be prepared to transfer to a four-year university for further studies to finish your bachelor’s degree.

Study of Life

As a Biology student at Mt. Hood Community College, you will learn to study living things and understand the conditions that make life possible. At the end of your studies you’ll be ready to transfer to a four-year university to complete a bachelor’s degree.

Program Outcomes

After completing this program you'll be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of discipline-specific biological concepts.
  • Demonstrate the ability to ask and answer questions using the scientific method by collecting and analyzing data during scientific investigations.
  • Select, evaluate, and utilize discipline-specific information and literature to explore topics.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between science and society.

Courses and Curriculum

The Biology major takes between 91-97 credits to complete. For the most part, you can complete courses that fulfill general education requirements in any term. You should work with your faculty advisor to create a custom academic plan based on course placement levels, career goals, and full-time or part-time status. This degree aligns with the Oregon Biology Major Transfer Map (MTM) and Core Transfer Map (CTM).

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Your Future

MHCC works with other four-year institutions to ensure ease of transfer for courses taken so you can go on to complete your bachelor’s degree. Those universities include:

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