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Field of Study: Biological Sciences, General

Introduction

Programs in general biological sciences teach people about living things and their life processes.

 

Overview

These programs include topics such as:

  • Evolution of organisms
  • Cell biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Laboratory science
  • Ecology
  • Human biology

Schools
Community colleges and other 2-year schools offer associate degree programs. An associate degree usually takes two years to complete. After earning an associate degree students can transfer to a college or university for further study.

Most colleges and universities offer interdisciplinary bachelor's degrees in biology. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.

Many universities offer graduate degrees in general biology. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.