Biology Degree


The completion of the following courses in the attachment below is appropriate if you are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a major in biology. You should consult with a biology faculty advisor before beginning any program of study. These courses provide the basic preparation leading to Biology related careers. Some courses might not be offered each semester.

The Biology program offers an Associate of Science in Biology:


  • Associate of Science in Biology (Designated Degree)

Please click here to view this Biology degree.

Associate of Science: Biology Designated Degree

In collaboration with Colorado 4-year schools, Colorado has developed a statewide guaranteed transfer program called "gtPathways" to create seamless transfer. Click here for a list of courses that are guaranteed transfer to any Colorado public college or university. Click here to see the degrees that transfer seamlessly to Colorado public colleges or universities. Also take a look at our transfer guide.


Academic Excellence/Program Highlights

Enrollment continues to skyrocket in Biology classes at RRCC. The Red Rocks Biology Department is one of the only community college departments to offer successful study-abroad trips to such exotic places as Belize, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Hawaii. Students obtain firsthand knowledge of the subject material through study abroad and in-state field trips.

Career Paths / Options in Biology

  • Medical / Clinical Laboratory Technologist
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Biology, High School Teacher
  • Research and Development (R & D) Laboratory Technician
  • Chemical Laboratory Technicians
  • Research Technician - Biotechnology
  • Veterinary Technician/ Technologist
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Research Assistant
  • Research Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Zoologist or Wildlife Biologist


About Red Rocks Community College: We are a two-year college with two beautiful campuses located in Lakewood and Arvada. With the help of our supportive learning community of faculty and staff, we offer flexible online, weekend, self-paced, accelerated and traditional classes that transfer easily to any four-year college in Colorado. RRCC is a community college that provides degrees and certificates for new or returning students, and concurrent enrollment for high school students since 1969.