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Study Biology at Colorado Mountain College

Get an Associate of Science with a Biology Emphasis with a Colorado Statewide Guaranteed Transfer Agreement

Live and learn in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains studying biology at one of the best biology schools in Colorado. You’ll build a strong foundation in math and science. Core courses in communications, humanities and social sciences give you the breadth of a liberal arts education. And our biology courses will put you in the field and lab.

Not only is Colorado Mountain College one of the best biology schools, but our low tuition rates will save you money. You’ll find our faculty both challenging and caring, and our small-class environment focuses attention on the students. The Colorado Statewide Guaranteed Transfer Agreement will chart the course to earning a bachelor’s degree.

Read about some of our Associate of Science graduates.

Program at a Glance

Degree: Biology (AAS)

Locations: Breckenridge & Dillon, Carbondale, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, Leadville, Rifle, Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs

Cost: $57/credit-hour (in-district), $373/credit-hour (out-of-state)
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What will I learn?

The biology emphasis for the Associate of Science Degree provides a strong foundation in mathematics and science classes for students desiring a career in the biological sciences.

Students with this degree will have completed the general education courses and have a solid background in general biology.

What classes will I take?

Where can I go from here?

Biological sciences lead to many diverse careers such as:

  • Science Teacher
  • Professor
  • Geologist
  • Chiropractor
  • Physician
  • Nurse
  • Health sciences
  • Wildlife management
  • Environmental engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Natural resource management and others

All courses within the curriculum will count toward the AS degree with a Biology Emphasis. However, transferability depends on the four-year institution. Additional courses may be transferable to one or more of the public four-year colleges or universities in Colorado. For specific information, please see your advisor.

How much is tuition?

Don’t go deep into debt. Find your affordable education here! Colorado Mountain College tuition is one of the lowest in Colorado, and is lower than in-state tuition in many other states. See more tuition information and net price calculators.

Tuition Rates for this program

Status 100-200 Courses
per Credit Hour
100-200 Courses
per Semester*
In-District** $57 $855
In-State*** $107 $1,605
Out-of-State $373 $5,596


Special Tuition Rates at CMC

You may qualify for a significant tuition discount at Colorado Mountain College.

Status 100-200 Courses
per Credit Hour
100-200 Courses
per Semester*
Vets & Military Families $103 $1,545
CMC Service Area $103 $1,545
Western States (WUE) $150.75 $1,586.25