Biology is the natural science that involves the study of life and living organisms.

​Biologists study the structure, function, growth, origin, evolution and distribution of living organisms. Biology courses are offered for both science and non-science majors, with specific courses in Nutrition and Diet Therapy, Botany, Environmental Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Genetics, and Microbiology.

Biology Courses at Colleges of DCCCD

Biology courses are offered at all seven colleges of DCCCD:

  • Brookhaven College
  • Cedar Valley College
  • Eastfield College
  • El Centro College
  • Mountain View College
  • North Lake College
  • Richland College

Note that all courses may not be offered at every college of DCCCD. For a full listing of all courses, including which college offers a specific course, check the online Combined Colleges catalog.

Course Descriptions for Biology

Biology courses are listed under the four-letter rubric (course prefix):

Nutrition and Diet Therapy courses fall under the Biology rubric and are in the same division unless otherwise indicated in the Contacts section.

Find out how to get started with Biology.

Get More with the Core Curriculum

The core of learning in college is a set of courses that will provide you with the knowledge, skills and educational experiences you need to succeed in higher education. Those classes — called the Core Curriculum — are the courses that lead to an associate degree from the colleges of DCCCD and which transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

Students who complete the DCCCD Core Curriculum with at least a 2.0 GPA are guaranteed that their courses will transfer as a block of credit to any Texas public college or university. Individual Core courses must be accepted as well by the transfer institution, according to state law. 

Find out more about the Core Curriculum of the colleges of DCCCD.