Transfer Information and Career Opportunities in Biology

Transfer Information for Biology Majors

The Associate in Science Degree in Biology offered by Ohlone College is designed to prepare students for studying the Biological Sciences at most universities. The core courses required in the AS Degree in Biology will fulfill the lower division requirements for most campuses of the UC and CSU systems.

The certificate in General Biology indicates that students have successfully completed a regimen of introductory science courses including chemistry (inorganic and organic), mathematics or physics, and introductory college biology.  Most of these courses are transferable and constitute a part of the freshman/sophomore core courses for the bachelor’s degree in biology at four-year institutions. 

The Human Biology certificate program is primarily for those students who will pursue careers as allied health professionals (e.g., nursing, respiratory therapy, and physical therapy assistant programs) and fulfills the typical prerequisite requirements for entry into these programs.

The following California State University and University of California offer majors in Biology and/or related fields. The campuses that offer the major are identified next to each major name. Select a campus abbreviation next to a major to get more information about that major through the ASSIST online student transfer information system.

Skip list of transfer majors.

  • Anthropology (Biological Anthropology) B.A. (UCSD)
  • Aquatic Biology B.S. (UCSB)
  • Biochemistry - Molecular Biology B.S. (UCSB)
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology B.S. (UCI)
  • Biochemistry B.S. (SFSU)
  • Biological Science B.A. (CSUEB, CSUSTAN, SJSU)
  • Biological Science B.A. Concentration in Botany (CSUSTAN)
  • Biological Science B.A. Concentration in Clinical Laboratory Sciences (CSUSTAN)
  • Biological Science B.A. Concentration in Ecology and Field Biology (CSUSTAN)
  • Biological Science B.A. Concentration in Entomology (CSUSTAN)
  • Biological Science B.A. Concentration in Environmental Sciences (CSUSTAN)
  • Biological Science B.A. Concentration in Genetics (CSUSTAN)
  • Biological Science B.A. Concentration in Marine Biology (CSUSTAN)
  • Biological Science B.A. Concentration in Microbiology (CSUSTAN)
  • Biological Science B.A. Concentration in Molecular Biology and Biotechnolgy (CSUFULL)
  • Biological Science B.A. Concentration in Zoology (CSUSTAN)
  • Biological Science B.S. (CSUEB, CSUFULL, CSUSTAN, SJSU)
  • Biological Science B.S. - Biomedical Lab Option (CSUEB)
  • Biological Science B.S. - Cell and Molecular Option (CSUEB)
  • Biological Science B.S. - Ecology and Conservation Option (CSUEB)
  • Biological Science B.S. - Forensic Science Option (CSUEB)
  • Biological Science B.S. - Physiology Option (CSUEB)
  • Biological Science B.S. Concentration in Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation (CSUFULL)
  • Biological Science B.S. Concentration in Botany (CSUSTAN)
  • Biological Science B.S. Concentration in Cell and Developmental Biology (CSUFULL)
  • Biological Science B.S. Concentration in Clinical Laboratory Sciences (CSUSTAN)
  • Biological Science B.S. Concentration in Conservation and Organismal Biology (SJSU)
  • Biological Science B.S. Concentration in Ecology and Field Biology (CSUSTAN)
  • Biological Science B.S. Concentration in Entomology (CSUSTAN)
  • Biological Science B.S. Concentration in Environmental Sciences (CSUSTAN)
  • Biological Science B.S. Concentration in Genetics (CSUSTAN)
  • Biological Science B.S. Concentration in Marine Biology (CSUFULL, CSUSTAN, SJSU)
  • Biological Science B.S. Concentration in Microbiology (CSUSTAN, SJSU)
  • Biological Science B.S. Concentration in Molecular Biology (SJSU)
  • Biological Science B.S. Concentration in Systems Physiology (SJSU)
  • Biological Science B.S. Concentration in Zoology (CSUSTAN)
  • Biological Sciences A.B./B.S. (UCD)
  • Biological Sciences B.A. (CSUS, UCSB)
  • Biological Sciences B.S. (CPSLO, CSUC, CSUS, CSUSM, UCD, UCI, UCM, UCSB)
  • Biological Sciences B.S. Biology Track (UCR)
  • Biological Sciences B.S. Concentration in Biological Conservation (CSUS)
  • Biological Sciences B.S. Concentration in Clinical Laboratory Technology (CSUS)
  • Biological Sciences B.S. Concentration in Ecology (CSUSM)
  • Biological Sciences B.S. Concentration in Microbiology (CSUS)
  • Biological Sciences B.S. Concentration in Molecular Biology (CSUS)
  • Biological Sciences B.S. Concentration in Molecular Cell Biol. and Biotechnology (CSUSM)
  • Biology B.A. (CSUCI, CSUDH, CSUN, CSUSB, SFSU, SSU)
  • Biology B.A. (General Biology Emphasis) (CSUCI)
  • Biology B.A. (Pre-Professional Studies Emphasis) (CSUCI)
  • Biology B.A. (Subject Matter Preparation in Teaching Biology EMphasis) (CSUCI)
  • Biology B.A. Concentration in Botany (SSU)
  • Biology B.A. Concentration in Marine Biology (SSU)
  • Biology B.A. Concentration in Microbiology (SSU)
  • Biology B.A. Concentration in Zoology (SSU)
  • Biology B.A./B.S. (UCR, UCSC)
  • Biology B.S. (CPP, CSUB, CSUCI, CSUDH, CSULA, CSULB, CSUN, CSUSB, SDSU, SSU, UCLA)
  • Biology B.S. (Cell and Molecular Biology Emphasis) (CSUCI)
  • Biology B.S. (Medical Imaging Emphasis) (CSUCI)
  • Biology B.S. Concentration in Aquatic Biology (SSU)
  • Biology B.S. Concentration in Botany (SFSU)
  • Biology B.S. Concentration in Cell and Molecular Biology (SFSU)
  • Biology B.S. Concentration in Ecology (SFSU)
  • Biology B.S. Concentration in in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (SSU)
  • Biology B.S. Concentration in in Molecular and Cell Biology (SSU)
  • Biology B.S. Concentration in in Physiology (SSU)
  • Biology B.S. Concentration in Marine Biology and Limnology (SFSU)
  • Biology B.S. Concentration in Microbiology (SFSU)
  • Biology B.S. Concentration in Physiology (SFSU)
  • Biology B.S. Concentration in Zoology (SFSU)
  • Biology B.S. with Biotechnology/Medical Technology Option (CSUN)
  • Biology B.S. with Cell and Molecular Biology Option (CSUN)
  • Biology B.S. with Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Option (CSUFRES)
  • Biology B.S. with Emphasis in Biodiversity (HSU)
  • Biology B.S. with Emphasis in Bioengineering (SDSU)
  • Biology B.S. with Emphasis in Cellular/Molecular Biology (HSU)
  • Biology B.S. with Emphasis in Ecology (HSU)
  • Biology B.S. with Emphasis in Evolution and Systematics (SDSU)
  • Biology B.S. with Emphasis in General Biology (HSU)
  • Biology B.S. with Emphasis in Marine (HSU)
  • Biology B.S. with Emphasis in Microbiology (HSU)
  • Biology B.S. with Environmental Biology Option (CSUN)
  • Biology B.S. with Environmental Emphasis (HSU)
  • Biology B.S. with General Option (CSUDH)
  • Biology B.S. with Marine Biology Option (CSUN)
  • Biology B.S. with Microbiology Option (CSUDH, CSUN)
  • Biology B.S. with Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology Option (CSUFRES)
  • Biology B.S. with Organismic and General Biology Option (CSUFRES)
  • Biology B.S. with Physiology and Anatomy Option (CSUFRES)
  • Biology B.S. with Physiology Option (CSULB)
  • Biology B.S. with Special Emphasis (HSU)
  • Biology with Specialization in Bioinformatics B.S. (UCSD)
  • Biology, Biology Education B.S. (CSULB)
  • Biology, Botany B.S. (CSULB)
  • Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology B.S. (CSULB)
  • Biology, Ecology B.S. (CSULB)
  • Biology, General B.S. (UCSD)
  • Biology, Human B.S. (UCSD)
  • Biology, Zoology B.S. (CSULB)
  • Biotechnology B.S. (CSUSM)
  • Cell and Developmental Biology B.S. (UCSB)
  • Chemical Biology B.S. (UCB)
  • Creative Studies: Biology Emphasis B.A. (UCSB)
  • Developmental and Cell Biology B.S. (UCI)
  • Ecology and Evolution B.S. (UCSB)
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology B.S. (UCI)
  • Ecology, Behavior and Evolution B.S. (UCLA)
  • Environmental Biology B.S. (CPP)
  • Environmental Science & Resource Mgmt. B.S. (CSUCI)
  • Environmental Studies/Biology B.A. (UCSC)
  • Fisheries Biology B.S. (HSU)
  • Fisheries Biology B.S. with Option in Aquaculture (HSU)
  • Fisheries Biology B.S. with Option in Aquarium Sciences (HSU)
  • Fisheries Biology B.S. with Option in Freshwater Fisheries (HSU)
  • Fisheries Biology B.S. with Option in Marine Fisheries (HSU)
  • Genetics B.S. (UCI)
  • Human Biology B.A. (UCM)
  • Integrative Biology B.A. (UCB)
  • Liberal Studies B.A. Concentration in Biological Sciences (CSUSTAN)
  • Marine Biology B.S. (CSULB, UCLA)
  • Microbial Biology B.S. (UCB)
  • Microbiology B.S. (CSULB, UCSB)
  • Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics (Pre) B.S. (UCLA)
  • Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology B.S. (UCLA)
  • Natural Sciences B.A. with Biology Option (CSUFRES)
  • Neurobiolgy B.S. (UCI)
  • Neuroscience B.S. (UCLA)
  • Pharmacology B.S. (UCSB)
  • Physiological Science B.S. (UCLA)
  • Physiology B.S. (UCSB)
  • Plant Biology B.S. (UCI, UCLA)
  • Plant Biotechnology B.S. (UCLA)
  • Psychobiology (Pre) B.S. (UCLA)
  • Science Education, Biology B.S. (HSU)
  • Undeclared School of Natural Sciences (UCM)
  • Zoology B.S. (UCSB)

Go to www.assist.org to explore information about majors and courses. Please visit the Counseling Department and Transfer Center for assistance with transfer information, degrees, applications and more.

Career Opportunities in Biology

What can I do with a Biology Degree?

Many students wonder about the types of careers available for biologists. Careers in Biological Sciences from AIBS (American Institute of Biological Sciences) provides some excellent information on the hundreds of careers available in the Life Sciences, especially biology, and answers several questions, such as:

  • What do biologists do?
  • How can I prepare for a career in biology?
  • Where are the best college and university biology programs?
  • What is the job outlook for the future?
  • What are the salaries for biologists?
  • Where can I find more information about people who have become biologists?
  • Where can I find more information and job postings for biology-related careers?

If you are interested in a particular field of Biology, be sure to discuss career options with a faculty member who works in that field. Your biology professors are invaluable sources of information!

You may consider a 4-year degree biology. Your career in the life sciences will greatly benefit from (or even require) additional training. See Transfer Information for Biology Majors.

Ohlone College Biology Programs

Ohlone's Biology programs prepare students for careers in: Cell & Molecular Biology, Research, Ecology & Field Biology, Biochemistry, Systems Biology, Biotechnology, Bioengineering, Genetic Engineering, Animal & Plant Biology, Biology Education, and these Health Professions: Pre-medicine, Pre-dental, Pre-veterinary.

The theoretical knowledge and laboratory skills acquired by students in this program will also enhance their success with obtaining entry-level jobs that require two years of college-level science and math.

The General Biology certificate prepares students for a wide range of technical positions in private industry (biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical supply, agricultural, environmental consulting firms, etc.) or in city, state, or federal agencies.

This certificate of Paleobiology/Natural History signifies that the student has received basic knowledge in natural sciences and skills, which facilitate paraprofessional employment such as geological/biological field assistant and field naturalist.

Please refer to the following links for employment outlook and labor market information:

Please visit the Counseling Department and Career Services for information.