What is Biology?

Biological Sciences covers all aspects of the scientific study of life and emphasizes both the unity and diversity of living things. The structure, function, and behavior of organisms are studied at the molecular, cellular, organismal and environmental levels. The biology program serves three areas of study:  It provides broad background of studies for the biology major preparing for transfer to a four-year institution; it offers support courses in human anatomy, human physiology, and general microbiology which may be used to satisfy prerequisites for nursing programs and other allied-health fields; and it provides courses in natural science to fulfill general education requirements.

 

The biology program serves four areas of study:
  1. It provides courses in natural science to fulfill general education requirements.  
  2. It provides a broad background of studies for the biology major preparing for transfer to a four-year institution.  
  3. It offers support courses in anatomy, physiology and microbiology which may be used to satisfy prerequisites for nursing programs and other allied-health fields.  
  4. It offers students the best possible exposure to the immense and dynamic field of biotechnology. With as little as 24 units of core curricula, students can compete for entry-level positions at local biotech companies - right out of community college.