What will I learn?

The Biological Sciences curriculum provides the foundation for our majors: Biological Sciences, Bio-Medical Sciences and Natural History. Our two-year Associate in Arts Degrees are designed to provide the knowledge and skills for success before and after transfer to a four-year institution. Students who complete specialized one-year programs of study in Bio-Medical Sciences, Marine Science and Natural History can earn Biological Sciences Departmental Awards.

Our Biological Sciences Associate in Arts Degree provides preparation for transfer in such areas as Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Cell Biology, Ecology, Marine Biology, Botany, Zoology, Medical Technology and Pre-Medicine.

Our courses utilize advanced technology to deliver information to students, while retaining the tradition of personalized instruction and small class sizes. Computers at every lab bench, a 30-station computer classroom and a seamless network with wireless access facilitates student learning through the use of computer tools and information from any Biological Sciences classroom, laboratory and tutor room.

Advances in biological knowledge are providing solutions to the most challenging problems in medicine, environmental resources, agriculture and human ecology. Employment opportunities continue to increase as knowledge grows in genetic engineering, embryonic development, learning and memory, aging, environmental studies, natural resource management and the regulation of populations.

Which department am I in?

Santa Barbara City College

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$8,784.00 per year
Fall and Spring: USD $366 per unit for two semesters (12 units); Summer: USD $1,464 (4 units @ USD $366 per unit)
Application deadline

1 November 2021, 1 May 2022, 15 June 2022

Start date

10 January 2022, 27 June 2022, 29 August 2022

Venue

Wake Campus

300 N. Turnpike Road,

SANTA BARBANA,

California,

93111, United States

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$8,784.00 per year
Fall and Spring: USD $366 per unit for two semesters (12 units); Summer: USD $1,464 (4 units @ USD $366 per unit)
Application deadline

1 November 2021, 1 May 2022, 15 June 2022

Start date

10 January 2022, 27 June 2022, 29 August 2022

Venue

Santa Barbara City College

721 Cliff Drive,

SANTA BARBARA,

California,

93109, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Graduates of high schools or equivalent are eligible for admission, with the equivalent of a GPA of 2.0 or better.

Students must be 18 years or older by the start of the semester without restrictions.

English Proficiency: TOEFL: PBT 450, CBT 160, IBT 60; iTEP: 3.0; IELTS: 5.5; IGCSE: C; GTEC CBT: 1030; Pearson Test of English: 45; PTE Academic: 44; STEP-Eiken: Grade Pre-1.

Application deadlines: Fall Semester: June 15; Spring Semester: November 1; Summer Session: May 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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