By successfully completing an associate degree with emphasis in biological sciences you will be able to:
Employment as biological scientists will increase by 9-17 percent over the 2004-14 period, since biotechnological research and development will create new jobs. Increase in the need for research related to health issues such as cancer will also create new jobs. Biological scientists will need to assess harmful effects on the environment and how to correct such effects. Specialized fields such as zoology or botany or marine biology need biological scientists. Instructors are always needed. 1
There are many good places to learn about specific career paths for those with a biological sciences degree (available in PDF format).
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Further training and specialization may be required for employment in labs, universities, federal government, agriculture, sales, and conservation.
The associate degree with emphasis in biology is designed for students planning to complete the first two years of study leading to a baccalaureate degree and major in physics at a four-year college or university.
Advantages to taking classes at Heartland Community College include: