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 (2013)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree68
Master's Degree5

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male26
Female47

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
American Indian1
Asian15
Black1
Hispanic16
White31
Unknown6

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: 1,510
    • Average Hourly Rate: $85.80
    • Average Annual Salary: $178,460

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,...)

Palomar College

San Marcos, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Biology (C,A)

Miracosta College

Oceanside, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 8 students completed this program

Programs

  • Biology (A)

San Diego Miramar College

San Diego, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 78 students completed this program

Programs

  • Biology (A)

National University

La Jolla, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Biology (B,M)

University of California - San Diego

La Jolla, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Biology (B,M,D)
  • Biomedical Science (B,M,D)

San Diego Mesa College

San Diego, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 60 students completed this program

Programs

  • Biology (A)

Grossmont College

El Cajon, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Biology (A)

University of San Diego

San Diego, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Biology (B)

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Biology (B,M,D)

San Diego Christian College

El Cajon, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Biology (B)

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