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Why study Biology at Motlow?

If it walks, crawls, swims, eats, or photosynthesizes, it is Biology.

The A.S. in University Parallel with a Biology Emphasis  is a Tennessee Transfer Pathway.

A Research Biologist with an advanced degree can make up to $150K per year.

If it walks, crawls, swims, eats or photosynthesizes you can learn about it at Motlow. The University Parallel degree with an emphasis in Biology prepares you for transfer to a university and is a Tennessee Transfer Pathways. Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTPs) enable you to complete your degree at Motlow and then transfer to any Tennessee public university, and several Tennessee private universities, to complete your bachelor’s degree.

Motlow’s A.S. degree will improve your communication, writing, research, and critical-thinking skills. 

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Have you chosen a major? Is there a program of study that inspires you? Do you have your heart set on a particular degree? Motlow is here to help you find your future and craft a great career.

Start by choosing the credentials you want. Motlow offers:

  • Short-term certifications,
  • One-year diplomas,
  • 2-year associates degrees,
  • Associates degrees with embedded micro-credentials, and
  • Pathways to numerous bachelor degrees with majors in hundreds of programs. We have many additional articulation agreements with universities that allow you to easily transfer or even enroll simultaneously at Motlow and another institution
  • We have articulation agreements with universities that allow you to easily transfer or even enroll simultaneously at Motlow and another institution.

Use our program finder to explore all of the possibilities. Visit our transfer & articulations page to learn more about our partnerships with other universities. Explore your interests and aptitudes with our free YouScience tool.

Meet with one of our admissions counselors. Enroll and get assigned your very own completion coach.

The time is right. Call us today. It’s never been easier to find a scholarship and apply for aid to help pay for college. Our mission is your success, and we want to make exploring Motlow simple & free.

You can make a median salary of $71,890/year in Tennessee with an advanced degree in Biology. 

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  • Research
  • Data Analysis
  • Problem Solving
  • Writing
  • Peer Review
  • Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Creativity
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Project Management

Potential Jobs and Approximate Annual Salaries

(with a bachelors or advanced degree)

  • Wildlife Biologist for Forest Service ($44k/year)
  • Research Biologist for CDC ($108k-141k/year)
  • Biological Scientist for Military ($56k-80k/year)
  • Zoologist ($63k/year)
  • Medical/Forensic Lab Technician ($70k/year)
  • Health Technician ($36k/year)
  • Health Communications Specialist ($80k/year)
  • Therapist ($79k/year)
  • Biomedical Engineer ($58k/year)
  • Biology/Health Teacher ($30k-50k/year)
  • Environmental Scientist ($35k-61k/year)
  • Pharmaceutical Sales ($65k-120k/year)
  • Nurse Practitioner/Doctor
  • Nutritionist/Food Scientist

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