Biology & Health Science at College of San Mateo - Associate in Science Degree: Biology: Medical
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Biology & Health Science
Associate in Science Degree: Biology: Medical

An Associate degree in Biology: Medical, when followed by transfer to a baccalaureate institution for a bachelor's degree and continued study at medical-related professional schools, leads to career opportunities in the medical field.

Careers in medicine include general practitioner, obstetrician, pediatrician, psychiatrist, surgeon, and ear, nose and throat specialist. The dental field offers careers in general dentistry, as well as endodontics, oral pathology, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, and prosthodontics. Most students who complete vererinary school pursue careers as veterinarians, though some choose related careers, such as laboratory animal medicine, wildlife pathology, or research.


Degree Requirements
Complete General Education and other requirements listed for the Associate degree and

Major Requirements: 23-24 semester units

A grade point average of 2.0 is required for the major courses.

BIOL 210 General Zoology 5.0 units
BIOL 230 Introductory Cell Biology 4.0 units
CHEM 210 General Chemistry I 5.0 units
CHEM 220 General Chemistry II 5.0 units

Plus 4 or 5 units from one of the following courses:

BIOL 240 General Microbiology 4.0 units
BIOL 250 Human Anatomy 4.0 units
BIOL 260 Introduction to Physiology 5.0 units