“Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.” – Carl Sagan

In the Life Sciences program at Cabarrus College, you’ll gain knowledge and skills, and you’ll also learn how to ask the right questions – how to think like a scientist – opening the door to an array of career options. With an associate degree in Life Sciences, you can pursue a career in research, data analysis, microbiology, food science, biotechnology, forensics and more. Or, choose a Life Sciences degree as your base to transfer into our nursing or allied health programs.

Degree Options

  • Two-year associate degree for students seeking careers in life sciences such as microbiology, food science, biotechnology or forensics
  • May apply for an associate degree in Nursing or other allied health programs via the change-of-major process

Program Highlights

  • Provides strong foundation in science, biology and chemistry
  • Sharpens critical thinking skills
  • Refines research, reporting and writing skills
  • Dedicated student success staff helps you explore and define career options
  • Enroll full-time or part-time
  • Start in fall or spring