Biology courses at Skagit Valley College are designed to prepare students for careers in health fields or future work in research or industry. Classes are offered in a variety of science areas, from marine biology and environmental sciences, to anatomy and physiology and microbiology. Biology majors should take Majors Ecology and Evolution (BIOL& 221 ), Majors Cellular and Molecular (BIOL& 222 ), and Majors Physiology (BIOL& 223 ) as a full-year sequence. Biology majors should meet with a faculty advisor quarterly.
Pre-nursing students should take the sequence of General Biology (BIOL& 160 ), Anatomy and Physiology I (BIOL& 241 ), Anatomy and Physiology II (BIOL& 242 ), and Microbiology (BIOL& 260 ). CHEM& 121 is a prerequisite for BIOL& 160 . Prenursing students should meet with a faculty advisor quarterly.
There are two degree options associated with this program. Click on the specific degree below to access the planning guide for each degree. The planning guides provide the specific career and transfer opportunities for each degree.
ProgramsAssociate Degrees: Transfer
Intended for students who are interested in transferring to a four-year university.