biology

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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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Seda Shirinian Seda Shirinian


​​Seda Shirinian started attending Norco College in 2016 as a dual enrollment high school student. Seda transferred from Norco College to UCLA in 2018, where she was awarded the UCLA Transfer Alliance Program Scholarship for successful completion of the Honors program at Norco College. She is majoring in Human Biology & Society.

“At Norco College, I was involved in the Honors program and the STEM Scholars program. Also, I worked as a STEM Center Student Assistant, and I served as a School of STEM peer mentor,” said Shirinian. “I am thankful for the opportunity to have grown academically as a student at Norco College.”



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​​
TRAILHEAD
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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Contact Information

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Teresa Friedrich Finnern
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