Take the Next Step Toward the biology university transfer track program
Do you want to become a doctor, veterinarian, dentist, or work in some other health related field? Or are you more interested in the natural environment and would like to become a biologist who works for agencies like the US Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA-Fisheries, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, or the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission? If you answered yes to either question, then studying biology at Gulf Coast State College will help you prepare for these careers!
As our population ages, we will need more individuals working in health related fields. So if that is your interest, getting started in biology will help you realize your goals. If you are more interested in the natural environment, then now is the time to prepare for a career protecting our natural resources. As the baby boomers age out of the workforce, jobs will open up. A healthy environment supports a healthy economy, so we need people who know how to better manage our natural resources!
Take a look at the variety of professions available to you with a foundation in biology. The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates high demand and high wages for these professions.
- Biological Technicians
- Medical Scientists
- Physician Assistants
- Physicians and Surgeons
- Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
Which Florida universities offer biology programs?
For a career in biology, you need to earn your bachelor’s degree and maybe pursue a more specialized degree at the master’s level. Every four year college or university in Florida offers degrees in biology. Getting your Associate’s Degree at Gulf Coast State College gets you into these colleges. So start here and then go anywhere to finish your degree!
Contact Gulf Coast's biology advisor for more information about educational requirements needed to become a biologist and whether studying biology would be the best course of action for you.
Contact the biology a.a. advisor
Linda Fitzhugh, Ph.D
Professor, Biology and Physical Science
850-769-1551 ext 2863