Biology @ RMC

Accessibility, collaboration, community focus.

Rocky Mountain College’s Biology program provides opportunities for students to explore the diversity of the biological discipline while training for future careers. We’re a small school where students become familiar with approachable professors who are experts in ecology, evolution, biochemistry, microbiology, virology, genetics, and molecular biology. The combination of small class sizes and diverse faculty creates a program where students grow into well-rounded biologists equipped for future success. Many of our students have gone on to become M.D.’s, P.A.'s, and Ph.D.’s. Many others pursue successful careers in private industry and across the spectrum of medical professions.

"Studying biology at RMC has given me an edge for pursuing post graduate study because my professors are always willing to help and the small class sizes provide advanced opportunities such as one-on-one research."

Schafer Paladichuk

Degree Options


  • Biology
  • Biology Education
  • Science Broadfield Education Biology


  • Biology
  • Biology Education

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Featured Courses

BIO 307 – Bacteria and Antibiotic Resistance
This course will focus on antimicrobial drugs and their use in fighting bacterial infections. Topics will include the history of antibiotics, antibiotic resistance of bacteria, including resistance mechanisms and transfer of resistance, development of new antibiotics and the drug development pipeline, how antibiotics work, antibiotic stewardship, and use of antibiotics in the animal industry. Bacteria of particular public health concern, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, will be featured.
BIO 347 – Animal Behavior
This course provides a broad overview of the development, expression, and control of behavior. This course provides a foundation for understanding animal ecology, revealing evolutionary relationships, and managing fish and wildlife populations. Topics include communication, predation, foraging, mating, parental care, and sociality.
BIO 427 – Molecular Genetics
Students will use primary literature to study the molecular mechanisms that compose the central dogma of molecular genetics. Special attention will be given to genomic structure, DNA replication, transcription, RNA processing, translation, and post-translational modification. Basic techniques in molecular biology will be discussed, and these techniques will be practiced in the laboratory portion of the course. The course will consist of three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week.
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Career Ready

RMC Biology students are prepared for a wide range of careers. Some have become:

Doctor of Osteopathy

Physician Assistant

Medical Doctor