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Biology Degree at Contra Costa College (CCC)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 001190
  • Phone: (510) 235-7800

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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 has offered the following program levels for students:

  • Less Than One Year Certificate
  • Associate's Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Less Than One Year Certificate5
    Associate's Degree12

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male9
    Female8

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Asian5
    Black1
    Hispanic2
    White4
    Unknown2

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: 840
      • Average Hourly Rate: $74.94
      • Average Annual Salary: $155,880
    • San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 1,480
      • Average Hourly Rate: $87.68
      • Average Annual Salary: $182,380

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 = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, CA
Type: 4-Year Public College

330 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Biology (B,M,D)
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Dominican University of California

San Rafael, CA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Biology (B)
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College of Marin

Kentfield, CA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Biology (A)
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Holy Names University

Oakland, CA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Biology (B)
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University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
Type: 4-Year Private College

63 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Biology (B,M)
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Saint Marys College of California

Moraga, CA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Biology (B)
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Mills College

Oakland, CA
Type: 4-Year Private College

9 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Biology (B)
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City College of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Biology (A)
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San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA
Type: 4-Year Public College

250 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Biology (B,M)
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Solano Community College

Fairfield, CA
Type: Community College

10 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Biology (A)