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Today, more than ever, biology is critical to human life and the future of the planet. Fast paced developments in medicine, genetics and environmental issues can be bewildering without a basic understanding of biology. 
The Biology Department at Collin College offers students a broad introduction to modern biological sciences, with coursework emphasizing the molecular through the ecosystem level of organization. With a focus on current research, students will receive an education that will allow them to pursue a variety of academic and career opportunities.  
Whether interested in a B.S. in Biology, teacher certification, allied health sciences, or a professional program, Collin offers students a personalized, high quality educational experience. This includes an excellent instructional staff, computer-aided instruction, and a state-of-the-art laboratory facility. 
Students taking courses in Biology at Collin College have the opportunity to specialize in areas of their particular interest. These include: 

  • Cell & Molecular – BIOL 1406, 1408, 1414, 1415, 2416
  • Organismal & Environmental – BIOL 1407, 1409, 2406 
  • Health Sciences – BIOL 2401, 2402, 2404 
  • Microbiology – BIOL 2420, 2421 


Recommended Electives
BIOL 1322 General Nutrition
BIOL 2389 Academic Co-op Biology
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 2406 Environmental Biology
BIOL 2416 Genetics
BIOL 2421 Microbiology for Science Majors
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II
CHEM 2423 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 2425 Organic Chemistry II
HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I
MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods
PHYS 1401 College Physics I
PHYS 1402 College Physics II
PHYS 2425 University Physics I
PHYS 2426 University Physics II