Biology | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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As a biology student, you'll study life and its living organisms, including cells, genes, plants, animals, and the human body, and you'll examine their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution and distribution.

Since biology is a broad field, it encompasses a variety of sciences to explore further, such as ecology, agriculture, biochemistry, botany, physiology and zoology.

You'll also have the opportunity to engage with professors who specialize in animal biology, botany, cell and molecular biology, genetics, biological technology, marine biology and oceanography.

Courses, Transfer Options and Careers

Many Biology courses at NWACC carry transfer credit to four-year institutions and can fulfill general education requirements.  

Going on to earn a bachelor's degree in Biology can lead to a career in the following occupations:

  • Microbiologist
  • Geneticist
  • Medical Research Assistant
  • Oceanographer
  • Pharmacist Technician
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Biology Teacher
  • Clinical Lab Scientist or Technician