The Scientific Study of Life

Gain scientific knowledge, learn to critically evaluate, scientific information, and get hands-on training train students to use current laboratory technologies, equipment, and techniques to engage in the research process using scientific methods and to investigate research questions safely.

While taking courses with the Biological Sciences Department, you will study life through the observation of structure, function, reproduction, growth, origin, evolution, and behavior of living organisms and their relation to each other and their environment.  Our courses serve students with diverse goals, including transfer to biology programs at U.C., C.S.U. or other four-year institutions, as well preparing students to transfer to Nursing and other Allied Health professional programs.

Our Programs

The Biological Sciences Department offers a variety of Biology degree programs that prepare you to transfer programs in the biological sciences, including general biology, cell or molecular biology, organism biology, marine biology, botany, zoology, ecology, evolution, genetics, anatomy, physiology, microbiology, environmental sciences, and agricultural sciences.  Our majors are designed for students planning to transfer into a pre-medical, pre-veterinary, pre-dental, pharmacy, or chiropractic degree program, as well as those entering Nursing and other Allied Health programs.

Please review our prerequisites information if you wish to challenge a prerequisite.