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Academic CredentialAssociate in Arts (AA)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwayScience, Technology, Engineering & Math
Advisor Emma Leb
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Biology, AA

Take the Next Step Toward the Biology University Transfer Track Program

Do you want to become a doctor, veterinarian, dentist, or work in some other health related field? Or are you more interested in the natural environment and would like to become a biologist who works for agencies like the US Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA-Fisheries, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, or the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission?  If you answered yes to either question, then studying biology at Gulf Coast State College will help you prepare for these careers!

As our population ages, we will need more individuals working in health related fields. So if that is your interest, getting started in biology will help you realize your goals. If you are more interested in the natural environment, then now is the time to prepare for a career protecting our natural resources. As the baby boomers age out of the workforce, jobs will open up. A healthy environment supports a healthy economy, so we need people who know how to better manage our natural resources!

Biology Class

Biology Program Course Requirements


English I & II
Visual and Performing Arts
Calculus I & II
Behavioral Sciences
Biology Courses
Chemistry Courses

A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog

What can you do with a Biology AA Degree?

Who is Eligible for the Program?

Biological Technicians
Medical Scientists
Physician Assistants
Physicians and Surgeons
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

University of Florida
Florida State University - Panama City
University of Central Florida

Biology Class
Biology Class

Quality Science Labs for Your Research

Use our science labs to work with fellow students and professors to accomplish exciting research.
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