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Biology

Biology​ is the natural science that involves the study of life and living organisms, including their physical and chemical structure, function, development and evolution. Sub-disciplines of biology include: biochemistry, molecular biology, cellular biology, physiology, ecology and evolutionary biology.

Career Options


Career options​ for students who get a degree in biology include: marine biologist, oncologist, crime scene investigator, microbiologist, nurse, physician assistant, veterinarian, and dentist.​

​​Student Voice

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Maria Bello-Carrillo Maria Bello-Carrillo


​​Maria Bello-Carrillo is a Norco College STEM Scholars Alumni and a senior at the University of California, Los Angeles pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology.

With her family’s unfailing faith, support, and love, and through mentorship and academic enrichment programs she transferred to the institution of her dreams, UCLA! Previously, she was a Norco College Student Ambassador, Summer Advantage Peer Mentor, and a recipient of the 2018 Athena Award. Her involvement at UCLA focuses on volunteer work and advocacy associated with underserved communities.

To read more of Maria's story, click here​.



Academic Programs in Biology


The academic maps below will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize your education plan.

​School Trailhead for Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)
Suggested Initial Coursework​​
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Associate of Arts (AA) Degree - Area of Emphasis (AOE)
in Kinesiology, Health & Wellness - CSU Pathway

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Associate of Arts (AA) Degree - Area of Emphasis (AOE)
in Math & Science - CSU Pathway

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​​Biology for Transfer (ADT)​ - Pathways for Transfer to a CSU or UC School
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​​Environmental Science for Transfer (ADT)​ - Pathways for Transfer to a CSU or UC School
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​Additional Resources


​​What can I do with this major? (Biochemistry)​​​
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​​What can I do with this major? (Biosystems Engineering)​​​
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​​What can I do with this major? (Forensic Science)​​​
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​​What can I do with this major? (Medical Fields)​​​
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​​What can I do with this major? (Nutrition)​​​
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​​What can I do with this major? (Plant Science/Plant Biology)​​​
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​​What can I do with this major? (Public Health)​​​
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​​​​​​Riverside Community College District General Education (RCCD GE) Requirements (PLAN A)​​​​
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​​​California State University General Education (CSU GE) Requirements (PLAN B)
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in the California State University (CSU) system
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​​​​​Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Requirements (PLAN C)
For students who would like to transfer to a campus in either the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) system
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