Biology Programs

Biology students and instructor
Gregor Mendel


We invite you to join us in the Department of Biology as we examine, question and discuss what we observe within the biological world. We offer four different associate degree programs: Biological Science, Environmental Technology, Forestry, and Wildlife Biology.

Our biology classes are stimulating, challenging, and rewarding. Our faculty will get to know you and care about you. Our graduates have gone on to excel in biology careers, and we look forward to helping you move forward, too. We encourage you to visit, talk with our instructors, and meet other students in the biology program here at EAC.

- David J. Henson, Biology Department Head


Students and instructor in greenhouse

Student Experience

Hands-on and Immersive

"Eastern Arizona College was a great school to accomplish my prerequisites before moving on to the University of Arizona. There were so many things to do while at EAC. The class sizes were small, I knew who my instructors were, and I also met my future wife. I was well prepared to continue my educational pursuits at the University of Arizona."

Dr. Dylan Boday
Research Chemist
EAC Class of 2002


"It surprised me how many learning opportunities, both in the lab and out in the field, there are at EAC. I haven’t heard of a two year college with the undergraduate research experiences that can be found here. I get to find out firsthand about my career interests before I go further in my educational pursuits."

Sophomore Jason Lunt



Transfer and Careers

The Seeds of Success

Transferring to the university after EAC couldn’t be easier. We’ve done the hard part for you by setting up agreements with Arizona schools as well as other universities in the west. Your two-year degree from EAC transfers directly to these universities, applying just like you’d spent your first two years there. You’ll enter as a junior in the university program.


Average Salaries:

Biological Scientist


Biochemist/ Biophysicist






High School Science Teacher



Students examining biology


Biological Science (AS)
This associate of science degree sets you on a career path to enter one of the life science fields (such as biology, botany, or zoology) or become a science teacher.
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Forestry (AA)
This associate of arts degree prepares you for a number of jobs in forestry and the forest products industry.
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Wildlife Biology (AS)
This associate of science degree provides the first two years of a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology or Wildlife Management.
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Environmental Technology (AAS)
This associate of applied science degree prepares you to apply for positions with agencies dealing with the environment, natural resources or the public.
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Frog floating

Contact Us

Jump Right In

Call or email us to find out more about Biology programs at EAC. We’re happy to answer your questions!


Dave Henson
Biology Program
(928) 428-8366


Contact our Admissions Office for info on college admissions, housing, scholarships and financial aid or to schedule a campus visit.


Admissions Office
(928) 428-8272
800-678-3808 x. 8272