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Biological Sciences

Program Overview

How can we diagnose cancer early? How does understanding how a bear hibernates help people with diabetes? If these questions pique your curiosity, consider enrolling in the Biological Sciences program. The field of biology is a broad, diverse discipline, covering study areas in genetics, cell and marine biology, microbiology, neurosciences, physiology, plant sciences, immunology, ecology, and biotechnology. Our Biological Sciences program serves as a great springboard for pursuing a career in medicine, veterinary studies, pharmacology, research, genetics counseling, farming, and urban planning — to name a few.

Our pre-med, pre-vet, pre-pharmacy, and biology and ecology science tracks are tailored to fit your educational needs so you can build a solid foundation in medicine and transfer to Arizona State University (ASU). Our challenging and comprehensive coursework includes classes in physics, organic chemistry, anatomy, computer science, and statistics.

Begin the journey to your future today with the Biological Sciences program!

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Why Phoenix College?

Those with a passion for everything from DNA to animals and plants should study biology at Phoenix College. PC’s Biosciences program offers courses in marine biology, human anatomy, and hands-on biotechnology.

While our Biological Sciences program does not lead to any specific degree, PC does offer a multitude of courses to satisfy the natural science requirements or electives needed for a certificate or Associate in Science. Completion of our bioscience courses can lead to graduate school or work as a genetic counselor, cancer researcher, environmental biologist, or in the world of STEM.

Next Steps

Discuss your course load with an academic advisor inside the Hannelly Enrollment Center (HC) at our historic, centrally located campus. Future bioscientists may contact the program director, Patricia Finkenstadt, for more information.