Explore Academic Programs - Science


Science studies at CTC include the areas of biology, chemistry, environmental science, geology and physics. Associate degrees are offered in biology, chemistry, environmental science and geology. Most courses are designed to transfer to four-year schools  for further work in the various fields of science and teaching of science.


Careers, Potential Earnings & Market Growth Rates

Molecular and cellular biologist* 

Potential Earnings: (2014) $35.92 hourly, $74,720 annually    

Market Growth Rate: (2012-2022)  little or no change (-2 - 2 %)


Biochemical engineer*

Potential Earnings: (2014) $45.31 hourly, $94,240 annually

Market Growth Rate:  (2012-2022)  slower than average (3 - 7 %)

Environmental restoration planner*

Potential Earnings:  (2014) $31.85 hourly, $66,250 annually

Market Growth Rate: (2012-2022) faster than average (15 - 21 %)


Hydrologist*

Potential Earnings: (2014) $37.68 hourly, $78,370 annually

Market Growth Rate:  (2012-2022) average (8 - 14 %)


Biochemists and biophysicist*

Potential Earnings: (2014) $40.84 hourly, $84,940 annually

Market Growth Rate:  (2012-2022) faster than average (15 - 21 %)

 
* Further study (bachelor's degree) required | ** Study beyond bachelor's degree required

Degrees and Certificates

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Associate of Science

Biology, Organismal

60 credit hours, two years full-time

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Associate of Science

Biology, Human Biology

60 credit hours, two years full-time
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Associate of Science

Chemistry

60 credit hours, two years full-time
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Associate of Science

Environmental Science

60 credit hours, two years full-time
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Associate of Science

Geology

60 credit hours, two years full-time.
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