Biology Overview

Why Study Biology at NSC

With controversies surrounding stem cell research, genetic engineering, and climate change dominating today's news headlines, the study of biology is more important than ever. The Biology program at NSC will immerse you in these global debates and give you the tools needed to address some of the compelling challenges of our time. You will have the opportunity to study biology in a wide range of contexts, ranging from evolution and the history of life on earth, to ecology, to the molecular and genetic underpinnings of biological structures, organisms and populations.


Upon graduation, you will be ready to pursue careers in fields such as biotechnology, research, health sciences, and wildlife biology. You will also have a solid foundation for graduate studies leading to career paths in pharmaceutical, medical and veterinary sciences. By combining broad academic preparation, superb science laboratories, and a range of exciting undergraduate research opportunities, our Biology program truly prepares you to pursue your highest individual and career goals.

Interesting Classes

  • Conservation Biology
  • Principles of Ecology
  • Principles of Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neurobiology
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology

What Alumni Do

Here are some of the places where NSC grads in Biology work and study:


  • Pharmacist- CVS Pharmacy
  • Southern Nevada Environmental, Inc.
  • Sunrise Hospital


  • Brandeis University
  • University of Nevada School of Medicine
  • UNLV
  • Washington State University

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