quinebaug valley community college


For More Information Contact:

John Lewis
Department Chair – Science
Professor of Chemistry


Melissa Philion
Professor of Biology

Welcome to Biology!

Here at QVCC we offer a wide  variety of introductory and secondary level biology courses to include anatomy and physiology and microbiology as well as an associate degree program in Technology Studies with a focus on Biomolecular Science.

Please click on the College Catalog link located in the footer of this page for more information about courses, prerequisites, and additional degree information.

Biomolecular Science Option – Technology Studies Degree

Click here for the Biomolecular Science curriculum sheet.

This option will create a new area of emphasis for the College of Technology, providing an area of specialty for students who wish to go into a biomolecular science career as a laboratory technician and/or pursue a baccalaureate degree through the Pathways program at Central Connecticut State University in Biomolecular Sciences. The associate’s degree can also serve as a career-oriented degree for students who choose to enter the workforce in various laboratory environments such as an academic research laboratory, environmental laboratory, or medical laboratory.

In addition to the outcomes listed for the Technology Studies degree, students who complete the Biomolecular Science Option will:

–  Understand and apply the scientific method.
–  Comprehend and apply basic techniques of scientific investigation.
–  Complete laboratory analyses, compile data, and construct technical reports.
–  Understand the classifications of organisms in the six kingdoms.
–  Complete a systematic study of human anatomy and physiology.
–  Understand and apply the principles of microbiology.
–  Understand the principles and implications of genetics and research.

This degree program is a part of CSCU’s College of Technology (COT), an innovative pathway program which allows a student to complete an associate’s degree in technology studies with the ultimate goal of earning a four-year baccalaureate degree from a sponsoring university such as ECSU, CCSU, SCSU, UCONN, UNH, and the University of Hartford.

Link(s) to career information in biology related fields:

U.S. Department of Labor – Life, Physical and Social Science Occupational Outlook Handbook

U.S. Department of Labor – Healthcare Occupational Outlook Handbook