Biology is the study of life which, of course, encompasses many different levels from cells to ecosystems. Biology is you!

We are an interdisciplinary department with faculty specializing in fields including Animal Biology, Botany, Cell and Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biological Technology, Marine Biology, and Oceanography. Take courses to complete your lower division coursework required for a Biology or STEM major. Or, complete one of our Biotechnology certificate programs for a direct path to entry level work in biotechnology jobs in the high-tech industry.

What Can You Do With A Degree in Biology?
Studying Biology can lead to a career as a:
  • Microbiologist
  • Geneticist
  • Medical Research Assistant
  • Oceanographer
  • Pharmacist Technician
  • Veterinary Tech
  • Biology Teacher
  • Clinical Lab Scientist or Technician
  • Biology Lab Technologist

  • BIOL001A: Principles of Biology: Evolution, Diversity, and Ecology
  • BIOL 1B: Principles of Biology: Cellular and Organismal Biology
  • BIOL 1C: Principles of Biology: Introduction to Molecular Biology
  • BIOL 2: Animal Biology
  • BIOL 3: Topics in Human Biology
  • BIOL 4: Plant Biology
  • BIOL 5A: Topics in Applied Botany/Urban Tree Identification &Biology
  • BIOL5B: Topics in Applied Botany: Botany for School Gardens
  • BIOL 5C: Topics in Applied Botany: Medical Plants
  • BIOL 10A: Cellular Biology, Genetics, and Evolution
  • BIOL10B: The Diversity of Life ON Earth
  • BIOL 10C - Genetics
  • BIOL 10F: Biological Research Methods
  • BIOL 10L: Leadership in Biological Sciences
  • BIOL 11: General Biology
  • BIOL 14: Field Biology
  • BIOL 16: Marine Biology
  • BIOL 19: Sexual Transmitted Diseases
  • BIOL 20: Independent Study
  • BIOL 25: Field Studies
  • BIOL 26: Biology Field Studies
  • BIOL 28: Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • BIOL 30: Field Botany
  • BIOL 35: Introductory Oceanography
  • BIOL 38: Cell and Molecular Biology
  • BIOL 39: Modern Human Genetics
  • BIOL 71 A - C: Exploring Topics in Biology
  • BIOL 102 A: Biological Technology: Basic Techniques
  • BIOL 102 B Biological Technology: Advanced Techniques
  • BIOL 102 C: Biological Technology: Cell Culture Techniques
  • BIOL 102 D: Biological Technology: Laboratory Internship
  • BIOL 103 : Bioethics
  • BIOL 105: Biological Molecules for Health Sciences
  • Biol 171 A - C: Exploring Topics In Biology

Use the links below to see full course descriptions as well as the current semester's offerings. 

Many Biology classes at PCC carry transfer credit. Additionally, several of our courses also fulfill general education requirements. For more information, please visit the Transfer Center's "What Courses Will Transfer" resource page.