Students in Biology class

Program Summary

The Hill College Biology Department supports the mission of the College by providing biology courses for Associate's of Arts and Associate's of Science degrees, pre-allied health, holistic nutrition and wellness, and education programs. We teach freshman and sophomore level biology courses for transfer to universities in pre-medical, pre-veterinary, pre-dental programs, advanced nutrition, or for either science or non-science baccalaureate degree majors. Students interested in pre-nursing and other allied health programs may take our two-semester sequence in Human Anatomy and Physiology as well as Microbiology courses. Students interested in holistic nutrition, herbalism, and wellness coaching may pursue our holistic wellness pathway degree option, or as a stand-alone program. Students who will become teachers may be interested in several of the biology courses we offer. The biology faculty has a variety of interests from the allied health sciences to field biology and ecology and all teach courses that are well suited to their interests and experiences. Through lab activities, field trips, and other educational experiences, the faculty strives to fuel curiosity about nature in our students. 


Biology Education Plan

Biology Degree 
Associate of Science 
60 Credit Hours 

Holistic Wellness Degree 
Associate of Science 
60 Credit Hours 

Syllabus Search 

In accordance with Texas' 60x30TX strategic plan, Hill College has identified ten Marketable Skills available to students through our various certificate/degree programs. Graduates completing a program with Hill College will be able to identified and communicate program specific marketable skills to area employers as they pursue a career. Students need to be aware of the marketable skills affiliated with their programs (highlighted below). These skills include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas that are valued by employers, and are primary or complementary to a major.

Ten Marketable Skills
Communication the process of transmitting information and ideas from one individual or group to another, verbally or through writing.
Critical Thinking the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.
Teamwork willingness to be a part of a group of persons in a cooperative or coordinated effort in the interests of a common cause.
Adaptability the ability to be flexible and adapt to changing conditions.
Work Ethic a set of values centered on the importance of doing work and reflected especially in a desire or determination to work hard.
Continued Learning the ability to continually develop and improve one's skills and knowledge in order to perform effectively.
Social Skills skills used to communicate and interact with other people, both individually and in groups, verbally and non-verbally, through gestures, body language and our personal appearance.
Time Management the process of organizing and planning how to divide your time between specific activities.
Analytical Thinking the ability to solve problems quickly and effectively through a methodical step-by-step approach that breaks down complex problems into single and manageable components.
Cultural Competency the ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures.
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Animal Behavior
  • Animal Health Technology
  • Animal Science
  • Arborist
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany
  • Cave Biology
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dentist
  • Entomology
  • Fish and Game Warden
  • Food Scientist
  • Food Technologist
  • Forensic Science
  • Genetics/Genetic Counseling
  • Horticulturist
  • Laboratory Technician 
  • Marine Biology
  • Medical Research Scientist
  • Medical Sales
  • Microbiology
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometrist
  • Orthotics and Prosthetics
  • Pediatrician
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy 
  • Physician
  • Physician's Assistant
  • Speech Therapy 
  • Surgeon
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Water Quality Specialist
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation
  • X-Ray Technician

Lauri Heintz
Program Coordinator

Holistic Wellness Program

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