Our Life Science Program includes biology, microbiology, anatomy, and physiology. The Mission of the Life Science Program is to offer quality educational opportunities for students by providing courses that transfer to four-year institutions, offer associate degrees and certificate courses that meet general education requirements.
Maintaining optimal academic standards, ensuring availability of academic & student support services, providing facilities to support teaching and learning, and supporting professional development for faculty are vital to our mission.
The Life Science Program fulfills three educational roles for students â€“ providing general education options for non-majors, lower division courses for majors and preparing students for entry into the health field. The non-major biology enrollment will remain steady and even has the potential of expansion as the student population grows since most general education patterns require Life Science courses. The curriculum will be fairly stable as it represents the lower division requirements of Life Science majors and general education. The Health Sciences area is expected to expand to meet the needs of a growing demand for health care professionals. Our course offerings will continue to prepare students for careers in the allied health and other sectors.