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Curious how organisms function, from the smallest single celled organism to the most complex? Or how animals, plants, and other organisms survive and evolve to live in different parts of the world? Maybe you have an interest in how technology plays a role in the natural world. If these are question you have asked, check out our Biology program as we explore the natural world around us..

Our program includes courses in anatomy/physiology, biology, botany, environmental science, microbiology, pathophysiology, and zoology. The program provides mini-research experiences in labs and 3-D visualizations of the human body using an Anatomage Table. Barton Community College Biology program will help get you started on an exciting career pathway. Check out the list below for possible employment opportunities that involve Biology.

Student Opportunities
Student Opportunities

Barton STEM Club

Barton STEM Club is open to all students interested in science, mathematics, technology and/or engineering. Activities include helping with Jack Kilby Science Day, Mini STEM Days, plus planning other fun events related to science and technology. Come get Involved! Email STEM@bartonccc.edu for more information.
Sponsor: Dr. Amanda Alliband | S-Building S-132 | (620) 792-9330 | allibanda@bartonccc.edu


Degree Maps
Degree Maps

Associate in Science

View the full list of Curriculum Guides (applicable for students admitted prior to Fall 2024) and Degree Maps (applicable for students admitted Fall 2024 and after).

Check out the Course Search for a full listing of courses available.

Students Preparing to Transfer
Students Preparing to Transfer

Barton Community College's Biology curriculum is designed to provide the general education requirement and core Biology courses for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in Biology. In addition to general education courses like Principles of Biology and Anatomy and Physiology, we offer a variety of electives including Microbiology, Zoology, and Botany. Electives must meet the requirements of the transfer institution. Students should coordinate with their advisor for transfer requirements.

Upon Completion
Upon Completion

Upon completion of Barton Community College's Biology program, our students will be able to:

  • Obtain the fundamental science skills and a deep understanding of the scientific principles governing life on our planet
  • Draw logical conclusions using critical thinking skills
  • Evaluate scientific issues that affect daily life and society
Discover Career Paths
Discover Career Paths

Careers for biologists include:

  • Health Care
  • Forensic Science
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Biotechnology
  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Ecology
  • Agriculture and Food Science
  • Education
  • Research
  • Botany
  • Wildlife Management
  • Zoology

Visit the What Can I Do with My Major? webpage to find helpful resources on career paths, employers and more!