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Biology

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Program Overview

Biology

Is a bachelor’s degree in biology in your future? Delta is a great place to start. When it’s time to transfer, you will also have earned an Associate in Science degree to take with you.

Learn all about the various forms of life on Earth (including you!) and how those life forms shape, and are shaped, by the world we live in. Our classes encompass plant, animal, human and environmental biology, in addition to exploring cutting-edge biotechnology like DNA fingerprinting. Study locally or abroad through travel opportunities.

Earning Potential

Interested in a career in biology? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.

Assist biological and medical scientists in laboratories. Set up, operate and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment, monitor experiments, make observations and calculate and record results. May analyze organic substances, such as blood, food and drugs.

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Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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are currently employed within the State of Michigan Prosperity Regions 5 and 6.

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of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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Investigate the growth, structure, development and other characteristics of microscopic organisms, such as bacteria, algae, or fungi. Includes medical microbiologists who study the relationship between organisms and disease or the effects of antibiotics on microorganisms.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within the State of Michigan Prosperity Regions 5 and 6.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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Research, design, plan or perform engineering duties in the prevention, control and remediation of environmental hazards using various engineering disciplines. Work may include waste treatment, site remediation or pollution control technology.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within the State of Michigan Prosperity Regions 5 and 6.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

Visit Career Coach for more details.

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About Delta's Program

One of the best things about Delta College is the opportunity to start here and go anywhere. And, in the process, save thousands of dollars. It's a smart choice to get your associate's and then transfer on.

For information about how your Delta courses will transfer to universities, check with the admissions office of your transfer institution. You can begin exploring how classes will transfer with the Michigan Transfer Network.

Option 1: Transfer agreements

Transfer agreements are contracts signed by the presidents of each institution guaranteeing transfer of specific courses or pathways.

Option 2: MiTransfer Pathway in Biology

Delta works with many colleges and universities to provide special multi-institutional, associate-to-bachelor’s degree transfer pathways. Upon completing this pathway, you would earn an Associate in Science, including the major courses listed below. 

Major courses that transfer to your transfer destination: 

  • BIO 171Integrated General Biology I
  • BIO 172WIntegrated General Biology II
  • CHM 111General and Inorganic Chemistry I 
  • CHM 112General and Inorganic Chemistry II 
  • CHM 210 and 210LWOrganic Chemistry I and Lab 
  • CHM 220 and 220LWOrganic Chemistry II and Lab 

Transfer destinations:

  • Central Michigan University
  • Davenport University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Finlandia University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Lawrence Tech. University
  • Michigan Technological University
  • Northern Michigan University
  • Oakland University
  • Rochester University
  • Spring Arbor University
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • University of Michigan – Dearborn

Interested? Make an appointment with academic advising to discuss your options. An advisor can help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you seek. Regular meetings with your advisor are strongly recommended to stay on track for graduation. 

why you should choose delta

High-quality science faculty and courses

Our faculty are highly trained, and routinely speak at state and national conferences. Faculty often work with students as they begin to make career choices, and many classes offer interactive lectures and activities with hands-on lab sessions. Check out our travel courses, blended courses (combination of classroom and internet-based) and online courses. Courses range from introductory to those more advanced that satisfy the first two years of a four-year degree in science, engineering, medicine, and more.

Meet our Faculty

Honors Program

The specially-designed courses emphasize creative and critical thinking, providing a unique learning experience. You have more exploration of the subject area with increased faculty and student interaction. Make the most of your Delta experience. Join Honors!

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Student clubs and service projects

Consider becoming a member of the Environmental Club! This group’s mission is to engage in activities to further their own knowledge of the environment, to explore the wonders of the environment and pass that knowledge on to others, so that they may also enjoy and respect the world around us.

Interested? Contact the club advisor Kristopher Nitz at 989-686-9564 or the club president, Angela Lenon.

We'd love for you to join us!

Student Clubs & Organizations

Transfer seamlessly

So you are thinking about transferring? Representatives from several area universities maintain regular office hours right in our academic advising office, and others drop in frequently. Get the answers you need by making an appointment or stopping by to talk directly with your future university.

Visit the Transfer Center

Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis, but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.

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Facts & Figures

One in eight

1 in 8 people in our community, ages 17-70, have taken a class at Delta.

Briefcase

With over 900 faculty and staff members, Delta is the 4th largest employer in the area.