Associate in Science (AS) – Biology

Biology is the natural science concerned with the study of all living organisms, their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, and distribution. GTCC offers the first two years of biology courses for students who want to major or minor in biology for a baccalaureate program, core science option for students seeking an Associate in Science (A.S.), or equivalent degrees in such areas as health care.

Credentialing Options

Frequently Asked Questions

You will need to follow the general enrollment process for GTCC.  During the advising process you will have the opportunity to indicate your desire to study within this curriculum. Your advisor will help you sign up for the specific courses you need.

Jennifer Boalick
Associate Professor
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50137

Jeremy Creech
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50120

Heather Cutler
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50686

William "Joey" Hannon
(336) 334-4822, ext. 55076

Kristen Johnson
Associate Professor
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50138

Jameson McCann, Ph.D.
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50357

Justin Rawley
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50095

Cara Ray
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50306

Valerie Thomas
Assistant Professor
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50340

Jason Whiteside
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50350

Ana Winterich-DiMaria
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50559

Yes, Financial aid is available if you qualify. Please visit the Financial Aid web page or contact the Financial Aid office at 336-334-4822. Select option 3.

If you meet the admission requirements for GTCC, you also qualify for admission into the biology program.

A biology degree can lead to career paths in medicine, research, agricultural science, forensic science, biotechnology, environmental science, and teaching.

A degree in biology is excellent preparation for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers, which include some of the fastest growing and highest paying occupations.

You should take available high school courses in mathematics, chemistry, biology, and physics.

You need to enroll in BIO 111 your first semester.

All biology courses will transfer to four-year institutions within North Carolina according to the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA).

GTCC has smaller class sizes, which will allow you to receive more one-on-one instruction from faculty. Course offerings at GTCC are also more economical than at four-year schools.

You must have an 80 or better in DRE 098 (Developmental Reading and English), or you have placed/scored out of DRE 098.