Professor Rob Martin instructs students

The study of Biology program gives you a basic understanding of our bodies, our earth and our environment. Begin your study of Biology at DSCC.

Contact Information

This program is in the Division of Arts and Sciences.

Check Your Progress

As a current student, you can track your progress towards completion using DSCC's Degree Planning System (DegreeWorks).


The BIOLOGY emphasis (Tennessee Transfer Pathway) allows the student to acquire basic skills in preparation for advanced biological principles and concepts. It is designed to provide the student with the first two years of academic training necessary to complete a degree in Biology at a four-year college or university. DSCC offers dual admission opportunities with several universities.

Degree Plan Requirements for the Biology emphasis by catalog year:
2021-2022, 2020-2021, 2019-2020, 2018-2019, 2017-2018

Typical jobs: teacher, careers in biotechnology research, environmental scientist, lab technologist, biologist, medical assistant after earning a bachelor's degree.

NOTE: During the sophomore year, all students planning to teach should meet the PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educators or ACT testing requirements for their transfer institution. For information about registering for the PRAXIS I examination, test center locations, and cost, visit the PRAXIS Core Test Site.