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Biology Degree at California State University - San Marcos (CSUSM)

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Biology Degree

The biology program at California State University - San Marcos 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. California State University - San Marcos has offered the following program levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Bachelor's Degree38
    Master's Degree7

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male20
    Female25

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    American Indian1
    Asian5
    Black1
    Hispanic4
    White22
    Unknown12

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Biology program at California State University - San Marcos, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

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
    • San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA
      • Total Employment: 1,730
      • Average Hourly Rate: $81.77
      • Average Annual Salary: $170,090

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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Miracosta College

Oceanside, CA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Biology (A)
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San Diego Miramar College

San Diego, CA
Type: Community College

61 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Biology (A)
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University of California - San Diego

La Jolla, CA
Type: 4-Year Public College

520 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Biology (B,M,D)
  • Biomedical Science (B,M,D)
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San Diego Mesa College

San Diego, CA
Type: Community College

44 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Biology (A)
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University of San Diego

San Diego, CA
Type: 4-Year Private College

51 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Biology (B)
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San Diego State University

San Diego, CA
Type: 4-Year Public College

210 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Biology (B,M,D)
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San Diego Christian College

El Cajon, CA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Biology (B)
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San Diego City College

San Diego, CA
Type: Community College

45 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Biology (A)
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Point Loma Nazarene University

San Diego, CA
Type: 4-Year Private College

21 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Biology (B)
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Cuyamaca College

El Cajon, CA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Biology (A)