Biology Degree at San Jose State University

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Biology Degree

The biology program at San Jose State University 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. San Jose State University has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree113
Master's Degree37

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male50
Female100

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian67
Black1
Hispanic18
White44
Multiple Races6
Non Resident Alien8
Unknown6

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Biology program at San Jose State University, 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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, natural sciences managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 3.3% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Total Employment: 670
    • Average Hourly Rate: $83.22
    • Average Annual Salary: $173100

Molecular and Cellular Biologists

Description

Research and study cellular molecules and organelles to understand cell function and organization.

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,...)

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Biology (B)

San Jose City College

San Jose, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Biology (A)

Mission College

Santa Clara, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 71 students completed this program

Programs

  • Biology (A)

De Anza College

Cupertino, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 24 students completed this program

Programs

  • Biology (A)

West Valley College

Saratoga, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 25 students completed this program

Programs

  • Biology (A)

Evergreen Valley College

San Jose, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Biology (A)

Foothill College

Los Altos Hills, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 15 students completed this program

Programs

  • Biology (A)

Ohlone College

Fremont, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 17 students completed this program

Programs

  • Biology (C,A)

Stanford University

Stanford, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

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

Canada College

Redwood City, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 15 students completed this program

Programs

  • Biology (A)

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