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NC Collegiate Options

Community College Programs

Students completing Associate of Science (A.S.) degree programs in chemistry, biology, or physics can continue their education at four-year colleges or universities to obtain B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. degrees in relevant scientific disciplines.

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Four-Year College & University Programs

Advanced degrees (M.S., Ph.D.) are typically required for these positions. While Chemistry and Biology degrees provide a solid foundation, the undergraduate disciplines listed provide more targeted preparation:

  • Agricultural Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioprocessing Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pharmaceutical (or Biopharmaceutical) Science

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