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Life Science - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

Life science programs at HCC.
Studying the science of life and living organisms is fertile ground for a host of diverse career opportunities.

Life science explores the diversity of life in all its forms -- individual organisms, their communities, and the systems, cells, and processes that make up living matter.

Recent advances in molecular biology and genetics have expanded the employment opportunities for biologists. Training in the life sciences prepares students for diverse occupations including employment in research or industrial laboratories, fish and wildlife programs, zoos, museums, and aquaria.

HCC's associate degree transfer program provides students with the scientific foundation and problem solving skills for further study in a wide range of specialty areas, or as a springboard to pre-medical or pre-veterinary studies.

This curriculum prepares students for further study in specialty areas including agriculture, botany, entomology, horticulture, microbiology, zoology, molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, ecology, physiology, and marine biology. In addition, life science curriculum focuses on the fundamental scientific principles and problem-solving techniques which are essential for future success as a biologist. Students interested in this curriculum are advised to check the requirements of the institution to which they intend to transfer.

As a graduate, you should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of life science concepts in preparation for transfer to a four-year institution or for a career in life science.
  2. Utilize technical and/or laboratory skills for experimentation and data collection in preparation for undergraduate research or a career in life sciences.
  3. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning to questions or issues in the life sciences.
  4. Apply appropriate processes to solve problems in the life sciences.

Visit the Science instructional area for all related programs.

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