Biology

Get Hands-On With The Living World

Thinking of pre-med, pre-dental, or pre-vet? Majoring in the powerful science of biology at Mount Wachusett prepares you for careers in fields like medical, dental, veterinary medicine, biomedical engineering, ecology, forensic science, genetic counseling, and many more.

You’ll Save Thousands on Your Bachelor’s Degree

You will save thousands by starting your biology degree at Mount Wachusett Community College. All your credits will transfer seamlessly to Massachusetts state colleges and universities where you can continue your education as a junior and earn your bachelor’s degree in biology. Just think: with all the money you save at MWCC, it will be a lot easier to pay for grad school!

You’ll Take All the Essential Classes

Our 62-credit biology curriculum integrates the complementary disciplines of chemistry and physics. Core courses include:

  • Biology I
  • Biology II
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Ecology
  • Organic Chemistry II
  • Genetics

You’ll also be able to choose from electives that take you deeper into the science and provide useful credits for transfer, like: Physics for Engineering and Science, Microbiology, Cell Biology, and Calculus.

A New Science Center Built for You

We put a lot of thought into how you would use the new Dr. Daniel M. Asquino Science Center. Your ability to learn our rigorous curriculum was most important. So we built a space that would help you. For example, you will notice your lab benches are not the traditional black color. This is because studies show lighter-colored rooms improve learning. We let in plenty of natural light with floor to ceiling windows and interior glass walls. We even keep the air in the lab fresh — there is 100% air flow turnover every hour in all lab rooms. When you are comfortable and healthy, you learn better. If you haven’t seen the new Dr. Daniel M. Asquino Science Center and 2,300-square-foot greenhouse, we invite you to schedule your visit.

 

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"I always felt like I fit in. I was very nervous and I put off for a long time going back because I felt that I was much older and that I’d feel silly just going in and there’d be a lot of young students. Once I got to the Mount, it was nothing like that at all."

Jennifer Guerriero, Liberal Arts (Biology Track) 2017 Graduate

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