Program LengthFour semesters


Potential Salary RangeVaries


The Biology program provides a hands-on approach with a curriculum that emphasizes learning about life processes by making observations, asking questions, and testing hypothesis through experimentation. Courses provide in-depth knowledge in cellular, molecular, genetics, ecology, evolution, and behavior.  Students increase their ability to think critically, synthesize information, and communicate effectively.  Our A.S. in Biology is an appropriate transfer curriculum for students who plan to pursue a degree in biology at a senior college or university after completing their  studies at Navarro College.


A.S. Biology


See the Navarro College Catalog for course listings:


What Careers are Available to Biology Majors?

A Biology Major may work in several field of research, teaching, or biotechnology, genetics, microbiology, mycology, entomology, zoology, biomedical, marine/aquatic biology or systematic biology.  There are other careers also available in sales, extension services, technical writing, or as a lab worker or museum curator.

Who Employs Biology Majors?

As a biology major you could work for a number of different profit and nonprofit organizations and business or the government. Here is a list of just a few of them:

  • Secondary schools, Universities and Colleges
  • Clinics and Hospitals
  • Pharmaceutical, Biotech, and Chemical Companies
  • Public Health Agencies
  • Federal/State/Local Government Laboratories and Agencies
  • Medical Research Laboratories
  • Private Research Foundations
  • Agricultural Industries
  • Zoos, Museums, and Libraries
  • Food Manufacturers
  • Soap/Cosmetics Companies
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Food & Drug Administration


Careers in Botany:  This is an online version of the brochure “Careers in Botany” distributed by the Botanical Society of America (BSA). This brochure is also available by email ( or by snailmail request to the BSA. The first copy is free and additional copies are available at cost.
Careers in Animal Behavior:  This is a career link to careers in the areas of animal behavior.
Entomological Job Opportunities:  This is a site with job postings over the Entomological Society of America’s website.


Careers in Botany
Careers in Animal Behavior
Entomological Job Opportunities



Carol Hanes, Executive Dean
Administration Bldg, Rm 207
Terry Peterman, Dean
Drane Hall, Room 115
Sherry Stewart, Coordinator
Drane Hall, Room 210
Heather Stottman, Professor
Drane Hall, Room 209
Lisa Dillman, Professor
Drane Hall, Room 207
Peggy Anderson, Professor
Drane Hall, Room 232
Tom Vance, Professor
Drane Hall, Room 216


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**Tuition cost reflects a 15-credit hour semester for in-district students for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Cost does not include lab fees, additional fees, books, or supplies. Program costs are approximate and cost is subject to change.
Download the full Fall 2015 tuition chart here