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Important Announcement: All Biology courses have new rubrics and numbers starting in Fall 2015

What Biology courses should I take?

That depends on your ultimate educational goals. Click on the course below to see its Course Description.

General Education Courses for the Non-Biology Major

* Biology 10 and Biology 20 are offered in both traditional face-to-face format and as online courses.

Biology Transfers, Biology Majors and Pre-Professional Pathway

Pre-Nursing and Pre-Dental Hygiene Pathway

Other Courses Offered

  • Biology 29: Independent Study
  • Biology 9 (not currently offered): Biology Colloquium is offered each spring for plant enthusiasts who want to learn how to use Jepson Manual to identify California wildflowers.
  • Zoology 9 (not currently offered): Zoology Colloquium is offered each semester as an optional course that helps Biology 1B students develop field and research methods for their semester-long animal behavior study.

Other Degrees & Certificates Requiring One or More Biology Courses

  • Certificate of Achievement in Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Certificate of Achievement in Emergency Medical Services (EMS)-EMT Paramedic
  • Career Certificate in Sports Medicine
  • Certificate of Achievement in Enology
  • Certificate of Achievement in Viticulture
  • Viticulture and Enology Preparation for Transfer to UC Davis
  • Viticulture and Enology Preparation for Transfer to CSU Fresno
  • Program-based GE for AS in Chemistry (Transfer Preparation)
  • AS in Emergency Medical Services (EMS)-EMT Paramedic
  • AA (Transfer Preparation) in Environmental Studies
  • AA in Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • AS in Occupational Safety and Health
  • AA in Physical Education (Transfer Preparation)
  • AA in Psychology (note: Bio 10 and 31 are now recommended electives)
  • AS in Viticulture
  • AS in Enology

Biology Department

Nan Ho
Dean of Math, Science, Engineering and Public Safety
Email Dean's Office

Jill Carbone
Biology Coordinator

Barbara Zingg

Ann Hight

Michal Shuldman

Darcy Ernst

Segal Boaz

Tri-Beta Honor Society

Biology Club

The primary goal of the Biology Club is to bring lovers of biology together. The Club is open to all students excited about making a difference, building friendships, serving the community, and exploring many opportunities for leadership and fun activities.

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