Welcome to EA’s Biology Department! Our department offers a variety of exciting associate degree programs designed to prepare students for both the workforce and transfer opportunities. Here are the four biology associate degree programs we offer:

  1. Biological Science:
    Dive into the fundamental principles of biology with our Biological Science program. Explore topics ranging from genetics and cellular biology to ecology and evolution. Develop a strong foundation that can lead to various career paths or further studies in the field.
  2. Environmental Technology:
    Become a steward of the environment through our Environmental Technology program. Gain hands-on experience in monitoring, assessing, and managing environmental resources. Equip yourself with the skills to contribute to sustainable solutions in this rapidly evolving field.
  3.  Forestry:
    Immerse yourself in the world of forests and natural resource management with our Forestry program. Learn about forest ecology, tree identification, and sustainable forestry practices. Prepare for a rewarding career in forestry or related fields.
  4.  Wildlife Biology:
    Embark on a journey to understand and protect our planet’s diverse wildlife through our Wildlife Biology program. Study animal behavior, conservation, and habitat management. Get ready to make a positive impact on our ecosystems and the species that inhabit them.


Why Choose Us?

  • Engaging Classes: Our small class sizes ensure personalized attention from our dedicated faculty members. Engage in lively discussions and receive one-on-one support to excel in your studies.
  • Living Laboratory: Our campus is surrounded by a living laboratory. Explore the unique ecosystems of Mount Graham and the Pinaleno Range, which boast five distinct life zones hosting a variety of rare flora and fauna.
  • Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area: Discover the beauty of the 23,000-acre Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area located in the northeast. Study riparian ecosystems up close and contribute to their preservation.
  • Discovery Park Campus: Gain access to an array of resources at our Discovery Park Campus. Explore native plants in the Native Plant Nursery, engage with the ranarium, and make use of many more valuable learning tools.

Whether you’re aiming to launch your career or pursue further education, our biology associate degree programs offer a comprehensive and immersive learning experience. Join us in exploring the wonders of the natural world and making a difference in the field of biology.

Biology Career Paths
  • Nursing
  • Medicine
  • Biotechnology
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Research
  • Pharmacology
  • Environmental Science
  • Forestry
Select Average Salary Statistics*
*2021 national median pay, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Biochemist / Biophysicist
Conservation Scientist
High School Science Teacher

Program Details

Average Program Length
Biological Science Associate of Science (AS)
Preparation for transfer to a bachelor’s program in a life science or secondary science education.
4 full-time semesters
Forestry Associate of Arts (AA)
Preparation for transfer to a bachelor’s program in the forestry and forest products areas.
4 full-time semesters
Wildlife Biology Associate of Science (AS)
Preparation for transfer to a bachelor’s program in wildlife biology or wildlife management.
4 full-time semesters
Environmental Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Preparation for employment with agencies in the environment, natural resources, or public arena; transfer possible.
4 full-time semesters
Start Your Biology Journey at Eastern Arizona College
Nathan Cline, Ph.D.
Nathan Cline, Ph.D.
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