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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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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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