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Chemical and Biological Sciences Department

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus


As a department, we are here to help you navigate all of the exciting topics and advances in chemistry and  biology. We offer a diverse array of courses, including majors and non-majors courses ranging from Cell and Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Genetics, to Anatomy and Physiology, Ecology, and Environmental Biology. Most courses are complemented by laboratory sections to allow you the time for hands-on experience with the organisms or concepts studied in lecture.

Throughout all of our courses, instructors emphasize the use of critical thinking and application of knowledge to assist you in your future academic and life goals. Our courses are transferable to many four-year institutions as general education or major classes, and professional degree programs such as nursing, pharmacy, and radiology.

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Biology Advising

Decide on classes for future semesters, SAPC, transfer, graduation, etc.

Chemistry Advising

Decide on classes for future semesters, SAPC, transfer, graduation, etc.

Health Professions Advising 

Are you interested in becoming a doctor, dentist, physical therapist, physician's assistant, pharmacist,  a veterinarian, dietician or nutritionist? Plan out the next steps in your health professions career. Visit Health Professions Advising and Transfer.

Interested in Biotechnology?

Learn about our associate's degree and certificates in Biotechnology, advising for biotechnology, Biotech Boot Camp, and more!


Meet Our Faculty and Staff


Online Learning
Study in the comfort of your home by enrolling in Montgomery College's distance learning courses. The department offers many courses via distance learning: BIOL 212 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I, BIOL 213 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II, BI206 - Human Reproduction, and BI213 Nutrition, BIOL 130 - Environmental Biology.

Student Resources

Course Syllabi
Scholarships and Transferring

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)new window is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions.

Earning a degree at MC is the first step on your way to earning a bachelor's degree. A bachelor’s degree is often necessary for competitive jobs and for graduate school. Earning your associate's degree and transferring provides you with a strong educational foundation and saves you money. Learn more about transferring.

Now interested biology students can complete a four-year degree in Biological Sciences while staying in Montgomery County. This new initiative is ideal for students interested in all types of pre-professional biology related programs such as pre-medicine and pre-dentistry. Learn more about this and other transfer opportunitiesnew window.


Noncredit Courses and Training

Find out about WDCE's noncredit Life Sciences and Life Science Leadership Programs. MC offers a wide variety of noncredit classes designed to help you upgrade your skills, pursue career training, or learn something new.