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Study the vast, diverse science of living things. Whether you’re pursuing a degree in Biology, Pre-Health Sciences, a certificate in Environmental Science and Sustainability, or you’re seeking to fulfill your general education requirements, the SLCC Biology department offers you a strong foundation in the biological sciences. Our small student-to-teacher ratio, knowledgeable faculty, and excellent hands-on laboratory experiences will prepare you to succeed in pursuit of your goals in the fields of science and beyond.

In addition to general education biology courses, we offer three exciting programs of study:


Associate of Pre-Science in Biology

This is a 3-year program leading to an Associate of Pre-Science degree. The required courses in this program will give students an extended, broad foundation on which to further studies in Biology, and extra time to complete developmental courses where needed.

Biology Book

Associate of Science in Biology

This two-year degree offers a broad foundation in Biology and allows students to transfer to a four-year institution in pursuit of a higher degree.

Microscope activity for Biology

Associate of Science in Pre-Health Sciences

This two-year degree allows students to transfer to a four-year institution in pursuit of a higher degree in the fields of Health Science.

Microscope for Environmental Science

Certificate of Proficiency in Environmental Science & Sustainability

This innovative, one-year program is for individuals who have an interest in environmental sustainability or need training to meet the requirements of green building, energy management, and related fields.