Biology - Indian River State College
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Biologists positively impact the future with rewarding careers in biotechnology, medicine, veterinary, pharmaceuticals, environmental science or research. They study living organisms to advance our understanding of life processes and our ability to solve human health problems by researching the origin, relationship, development, anatomy and functions of plant and animal life.


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'A Top 25 Best College for Bachelor's Degree in Biology—based on tuition, median salaries and median debt.'

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Once You Complete the Program

Students seeking A.A. degrees go on to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at IRSC or a university, and then seek employment as a high school teacher or in a government, public or private laboratory.

B.S. Degree in Biology Information Sessions

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways for Biology

To view and print an Academic Plan/Guided Pathway, double-click on the program title.

For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways are recommended sequences of courses and prerequisites needed to complete your degree. It is a general suggestion for when to take your courses; it is not a course schedule. Students should meet with their advisors to make appropriate course selections. The Academic Plans/Guided Pathways listed below are for the current academic year. Students should consult with their advisors for plan requirements specific to their academic year.

Associate in Arts

Complete your first two years of college at IRSC, and you’re guaranteed the right to transfer as a junior to a Bachelor’s Degree program at a Florida public university—or continue in a Bachelor’s Degree program at IRSC.

Bachelor's of Science

Increase your earning power, and build on your Associate Degree with more than twenty 2+2 Bachelor’s Degree options at IRSC.

Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Biomedical Sciences

The 15-credit, post-baccalaureate Certificate of Professional Preparation (CPP) in Biomedical Sciences prepares students for graduate school curriculum and entrance exams. Transfer credit may be given to students who have successfully completed equivalent courses as indicated on the student’s official transcript.

For more information about the Biomedical Sciences Certificate of Professional Preparation, contact Merle Litvack, Mathematics and Science Student Success Coordinator, at or (772)462-7388.

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