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Biology

Department Overview
Pierce College's biology, health science, microbiology and natural science departments offer courses for students planning to transfer to fouryear institutions or complete associate degree requirements in other programs, and for those who have a personal interest in these areas for elective credit. Transfer students should complete AS-T, AA-DTA or AA Option B requirements and should check with the transfer institution regarding specific requirements and transferable credits. Two transfer programs for biology majors are offered. Biology Transfer I is the recommended curriculum for pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-chiropractic, pre-veterinary, microbiology, botany, Environmental science, fisheries, zoology, cell biology, college and high school teaching, etc. This program also serves pre-medical technology students, except that MATH& 151-153 are not required. Biology Transfer II is recommended for forestry, wildlife, marine biology, environmental studies and other similar areas. Preparation for allied health professions such as nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc. has different requirements. Consult the Health Professions section.

Course Listing

Course Listings for Biology
BIOL& 100 - Survey of BiologyNatural Science w/ labGeneral Transferable Electives
BIOL& 160 - General Biology w/LabGeneral Degree RequirementNatural Science w/ labGeneral Transferable Electives
BIOL& 170 - Human Biology: Anatomy & PhysiologyNatural ScienceGeneral Transferable ElectivesPre-College & Prerequisite
BIOL& 175 - Human Biology w/Lab: Anatomy & PhysiologyNatural Science w/ labGeneral Transferable ElectivesPre-College & Prerequisite
BIOL& 211 - Majors CellularNatural Science w/ labGeneral Transferable ElectivesPre-College & Prerequisite
BIOL& 212 - Majors AnimalNatural Science w/ labGeneral Transferable ElectivesPre-College & Prerequisite
BIOL& 213 - Majors PlantNatural Science w/ labGeneral Transferable ElectivesPre-College & Prerequisite
BIOL& 241 - Human A & P 1Natural Science w/ labGeneral Transferable ElectivesPre-College & Prerequisite
BIOL& 242 - Human A & P 2Natural Science w/ labGeneral Transferable ElectivesPre-College & Prerequisite
BIOL& 260 - MicrobiologyNatural Science w/ labGeneral Transferable Electives