Biology explores the structure, function and evolution of diverse living systems. It addresses some of the most important issues of our time—genetic engineering, stem cell research, obesity, cancer and effects of global warming. Majoring in Biology prepares students to pursue a career in research, teaching or the allied health sciences. It is also relevant to careers as diverse as environmental policy, law, public health, creative writing and textbook development.


LCCC Biology Students in the News

Biology students from Professor Harry Kestler’s and Associate Professor Kathy Durham’s microbiology courses at Lorain County Community College made their mark at the Ohio Branch of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) meeting at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Read about this event and our students.    

LCCC Biology students and faculty at Ohio American Society for Microbiology 2018


Certificates or Programs:   Biology major

Associate Degree

Associate of Science


University Partnership Programs

  Bachelor of Science in Biology from Bowling Green State University


Dr. Janis Thompson
Professor of Biology


Transfer to another college or university

LCCC is a great place to start. You can complete the first years of your education at LCCC at our lower tuition rate and then transfer your credits to another college or university to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

  Learn more about how to transfer LCCC credits to another college or university

Getting started while you’re still in high school

You don’t have to wait to graduate from high school to start earning college credit.

The College Credit Plus program offers you an opportunity to earn college credit as early as seventh grade. Courses are frequently offered on-site at local high schools. Students may also have the option of taking LCCC classes online or on our campus. Classes taken through CCP count for both high school and college credit and are FREE for most students. 

The MyUniversity program, a unique partnership between LCCC and area high schools, provides a pathway for high school students to the full college experience – starting in high school!

   Learn more about earning college credit in high school.