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Program Description

The Biology curriculum at Grayson College is designed for transfer to four-year institutions. However, all students are advised to counsel with the university/college of their choice to determine if all courses recommended by Grayson College are applicable to that institution’s bachelor’s degree.

The program offers General Biology 1 & 2, Survey of Human Anatomy & Physiology, Human Anatomy & Physiology 1 & 2, and Microbiology.

Program Mission Statement

The Biology Department's mission is to provide quality instruction in biology to the service population.

Admission Information & Criteria

  • Grayson College requires that you have a high school diploma or equivalent or the ability to benefit. S
  • students must be college ready in reading, writing and math based on Grayson College's Success Initiative Plan.
  • For further information contact the Office of Admissions.


Degree Plan

View the degree plan to see what courses will be taken.

Career Pathways

Achieving your educational goals in the shortest amount of time possible, and possibly collecting credentials along the way, will help you join the workforce faster. There are a number of ways to reach your goal, and Grayson College's "Pathways" will help you visualize this important journey you are about to begin. Visit Career Pathways.  

Job Outlook & Growth

Employment of biological scientists is projected to grow 21 percent over the 2008-2018 decade, much faster than the average for all occupations, as biotechnological research and development continues to drive job growth.  Efforts to discover new and improved ways to clean up and preserve the environment will continue to add to job growth.  More biological scientists will be needed to determine the environmental impact of industry and government actions and to prevent or correct environmental problems such as the negative effects of pesticide use. Source:  U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial aid is available to eligible students enrolled in this program, including loans, grants, scholarships and work study jobs. All students should visit the Paying for College page for valuable information and resources. All students seeking financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) over the internet at (GC’s school code in Step Six is 003570) and a GC Application for Financial Aid available on the GC website on the Paying for College page. All applications should be filed by March 31st to ensure full consideration.

The Grayson College Foundation awards thousands of scholarship dollars to deserving students every year. Once you complete the FAFSA process, consider submitting an application for a scholarship. The priority deadline is March 15; however, applications are accepted until funds are depleted for the year. Learn more by visiting Scholarships.


Michael Dill, Chair & Professor of Biology