Sierra College Department of Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences A.S. Degree

The Biological Sciences curriculum provides students with the opportunity to meet the requirements for transferring to four year colleges in the areas of agriculture, animal science, biochemistry, bioengineering, biological sciences, biotechnology, chiropractic, clinical lab technician, curator, dental hygiene, dentistry, environmental studies, forestry, nutrition/dietetics, occupational therapy, plant science, pharmacy, physical therapy, pre-medical, nursing, range management, veterinary medicine, wildlife/fisheries biology, zoology, or entry level positions in related fields. Students must fulfill general education requirements for the AA/AS degree and take 20 units from a list of required biology courses and chemistry/geology/math/physics electives. - Additional Information

Watershed Ecology A.S. Degree - WET Program

The Watershed Ecology Technician's (WET) program offers courses leading to a certificate as well as an Associate Science degree. Watershed ecology includes the study of all aspects of the environment as well as organisms within an entire watershed - the land area draining into major creeks and river systems. Students will have the opportunity to learn the processes of biological methods and conservation essentials, environmental inventory, analysis of assessment data, regulatory processes and ecological sampling techniques. Coursework is directed toward interdisciplinary skills (e.g. biology, geology, geographic information systems, writing, and mathematics) used in the watershed ecology industry. The program can serve as the basic preparation for entry-level positions with organizations and governmental agencies that perform a variety of environmental studies including watershed ecology. - Additional Information

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