Ellen Coatney
Biology, Room 35

Courses within the Biological Sciences Department prepare students for both vocational careers and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The courses and laboratories we offer allow students to experience and understand the diversity of life and how it functions on a scale ranging from molecules to ecosystems. Biotechnology courses demonstrate the use of living organisms and bioprocesses in engineering, technology, medicine, and other applications.

Some possible careers:

Anatomist, animal breeder, biochemist, biologist, ecologist, microbiologist, cytologist, geneticist, toxicologist, physiologist, health technologist, clinical laboratory research assistant, physician, dentist, veterinarian, occupational health and safety inspector, chiropractor, dietitian, medical librarian, museum technician, oceanographer, podiatrist, soil scientist, taxidermist, medical technologist, laboratory assistant, scientist, forensic DNA analyst, greenhouse field technician, quality control technician sales representative, and technical representative.

Program Student Learning Outcome statement:

Students completing a program in the Biological Sciences Department, in addition to understanding material specific to individual courses, will be able to demonstrate how organismal function is maintained and controlled through diverse regulatory mechanisms.