Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Biology 102 class

Explore the living world through PCC's Department of Biology. Whether you're interested in learning to identify wild birds, exploring the wonders of marine life, probing the miniature world of microbes, or understanding the inner workings of the human body, we can take you there. The Biology department offers a wide variety of interesting and engaging courses. If you'd like to meet a general science requirement, major in biology, take pre-requisite courses for allied health programs such as nursing and dental hygiene, or just want to take a class for fun, we have a course for you. Several courses include a distance option for those who prefer taking a class online. Associated labs and field trips provide hands-on learning experiences. Our faculty members have Ph.Ds and Master's degrees with specializations in many related fields including Ecology, Botany, Microbiology, Medicine, Zoology, Entomology, and Vertebrate Physiology and are committed to sharing with their students their passion for the study of life. Come and see!

Transferable Credits

Biology courses are lower division collegiate courses that transfer to a four-year college or university. Biology courses may transfer as:

  • elective credits
  • program requirement credits
  • and/or graduation requirements for the receiving institution

Students are always encouraged to check with the receiving institution, a PCC academic advisor, and the University Transfer website for the most accurate and timely transfer requirement information.

What's Next?

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  1. Complete the steps for new students
    • The admissions form will ask you what you plan to study. Since we don't offer a degree or certificate in this subject, you should choose Associate of Arts - Oregon Transfer (AAOT) for now.
  2. Plan how you'll pay for college
  3. Plan your transfer