Using evolution as its paradigm, the Biology Department provides a supportive, challenging, and stimulating environment in which students are able to acquire a strong foundation in biology. This foundation includes instruction, development of critical thinking skills, and training on cutting-edge equipment to prepare students for transfer to 4-year institutions or provide access to fulfilling careers in medical, nursing, radiological sciences and other biology-related areas. We also wish to promote natural history both locally and internationally.

Career options include health-care professions, biotechnology industry, medical research, wildlife conservation, marine sciences, and education and are ideal for anyone interested in natural history and for those seeking careers in field biology, ecology, and science teaching, including park and museum docents and more.

Biology Certificates:  
Natural History and Resources Certificate of Achievement


Biology Announcements:

Students! Are you looking for a Fall 2023 course to satisfy natural science GE or transfer requirements? These are great options! Sign up now!

BIOL 5 – Botany (with lab) Course code 43489 Fall23 BIOL 5 Flyer

Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00PM – 2:45PM
Instructor: Gregory Vose

BIOL 29 – Introduction to Biodiversity (with lab) Course code 43495 Fall23 BIOL29 Flyer

Mondays and Wednesdays 12:00PM – 2:45PM
Instructor: Benjamin Nelson
BIOL 15 – Environmental Biology (lecture only) Course code 43638 Fall23 BIOL15 Flyer
Tuesdays 3:00PM – 5:50PM 
Instructor: Benjamin Nelson