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Biological Science

Associate of Science Degree

This is a two-year program for students planning to complete a bachelors degree in biology or a related discipline. If you are interested in a career in biological research, science, education and wildlife management this degree is for you. You will have a unique opportunity to work in a variety of research labs to obtain real world experience. 

Program Requirements


Course Credits
General Biology I 4
General Biology II 4
General Chemistry I 4
General Chemistry II 4
College Algebra 4
Trigonometry 3


Choose 10 credits from the following courses: 

Course Credits
Introduction to Environmental Science 4
Chemical Problem Solving I 1
Chemical Problem Solving II 1
Intro to Organic Chemistry or Organic Chemistry I 4
Organic Chemistry I 4
Organic Chemistry II 4
Physical Geology  4
Earth System Science 4
Calculus I 5
Calculus II 5
General Microbiology 4
Medical Terminology 3
General Physics I or College Physics I 4
General Physics II or College Physics II 4
Fundamentals of Statistics 4
Human Physiology 4

General Ed. Requirements

Students must complete general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC.

Course Credits
Writing Level I 3
Writing Level II 3
American & Wyoming Government 3
Arts 3
Humanities 3
Personal Finance Planning 1
Oral Communications 3
Physical Education 1
Social Science 3
Freshman Seminar 1
Wellness 1


Students must complete 2 credits of Co-Curricular general education courses throughout two of the following different Co-Curricular areas: 

Course Credits
Co-Curricular Cultural Activities 1
Co-Curricular Community Engagement 1
Co-Curricular Professional Experience 1


More Information


First and second year students have the opportunity to participate in research projects that usually only upperclassmen get to participate in. Students teams are currently conducting studies on:

  • Cellular signaling pathways
  • Impact of microplastics on freshwater environments

Career Options

  • Biological Technicians
  • Science Teachers
  • Zoologists & Wildlife Biologists
  • Teachers
  • Forestry and Conservation
  • Molecular and Cellular Biologists
  • Bionformatics Scientist
  • Biophysicist 
Jana talks about how inspiring it is to be a student of biological science at CWC

I love that it's a small campus”

Jana Favela

Students like Jana get the opportunity to participate in unique research opportunities such as INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence). 

Meet your professors

Steve McAllister
Associate Professor of Biology

Steve has helped establish the undergraduate biomedical research program that gives students real research experience.

Kirsten Kapp
Professor of Biology and Math

Kirsten has a passion for wildlife and brings a wealth of experience to the classroom.