Biology Degree at Contra Costa College

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Biology Degree

The biology program at Contra Costa College prepares students for careers as laboratory technicians, scientific company sales representatives, animal technicians, greenhouse curators, environmental consultants, and more. The program focuses on the basic program of biology or the biological sciences. Program courses include: general biology, genetics, molecular ecology, and natural history and biodiversity. Get more details below including other California colleges that offer biology degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Biology Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Contra Costa College offers an associate's degree program in biology.

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male3
Female9

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Asian1
Black2
Hispanic4
White5

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Biology program at Contra Costa College, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Natural Sciences Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, natural sciences managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 7.7% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 960
    • Average Hourly Rate: $76.03
    • Average Annual Salary: $158,150
  • San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 1,800
    • Average Hourly Rate: $93.23
    • Average Annual Salary: $193,930

Biologists

Description

Research or study basic principles of plant and animal life, such as origin, relationship, development, anatomy, and functions.

Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Biology Programs in California

Biology programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 420 students completed this program

Programs

  • Biology (B,M,D)

Dominican University of California

San Rafael, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 35 students completed this program

Programs

  • Biology (B)

College of Marin

Kentfield, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Biology (A)

College of Alameda

Alameda, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Biology (A)

Holy Names University

Oakland, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Biology (B)

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 56 students completed this program

Programs

  • Biology (B,M)

Diablo Valley College

Pleasant Hill, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 42 students completed this program

Programs

  • Biology (A)

Saint Marys College of California

Moraga, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 14 students completed this program

Programs

  • Biology (B)

Mills College

Oakland, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 18 students completed this program

Programs

  • Biology (B)

City College of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Biology (C,A)

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