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The major in Biological Sciences prepares students for careers in the health professions, teaching, forestry, agriculture, environmental protection and conservation, wildlife biology, biotechnology, basic research and many other fields.

In addition, learning how living systems function increases students' ability to take better care of their own health and environment, as well as that of their families and communities.

The benefits mentioned above would certainly apply to a person who concluded his or her higher education at the A.S. level. However, the major in Biological Sciences is primarily intended for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution. Students with an interest in biology who do not intend to transfer to a four-year institution and earn a Bachelor's Degree are encouraged to look into some of the other career programs offered by the Biological and Health Sciences Division, which can be found at: http://www.foothill.edu/bio/programs.php Students who already have a Bachelor's Degree can meet the biology requirement for medical school by taking Biology 1A, 1B, and 1C.


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