Mission College Biological Sciences

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Dept Chair: Kelly Neary
email: kelly.neary@wvm.edu
tel: 408-855-5588
Counseling: 408-855-5030

Division: Math & Science
Division Chair: Clement Lam

Full Time Faculty:
 
Elizabeth Bell, Ph.D.
email: elizabeth.bell@wvm.edu
tel: 408-855-5208

Robin Hulbert, Ph.D. 
email: robin.hulbert@wvm.edu
tel: 408-855-5347
 
Diane Lamkin, Ph.D.
email: diane.lamkin@wvm.edu
tel: 408-855-5333
 
Kelly Neary, M.S.
email:
tel: 408-855-5588
 
Jean Replicon, Ph.D.
email: jean.replicon@wvm.edu
tel: 408-855-5267
 
Thais Winsome, Ph.D.
email: thais.winsome@wvm.edu
tel: 408-855-5217

Mission's Biological Sciences program offers courses which satisfy general education requirements in Natural Sciences and prepares students for transfer opportunities to four-year programs in biological sciences, nursing, physical therapy, and programs leading to careers in teaching, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, etc.

Students planning to continue for a four year-year degree should consult the lower division requirements of the transfer program of the university to which they plan to attend.

Career Options:
  • Nursing/ Physician's Assistant/ Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy
  • Teaching
  • Microbiology
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Marine Biology
  • Pharmacy
  • Medicine/ Dentistry/ Veterinary Medicine
  • Research

Some career options may require more than two years of college study. Classes beyond the Associate Degree level may be required to fulfill some career options or for preparation for transfer to a university program.

Highlights
  • Transferable courses. All majors and non-majors courses (with the exception of directed studies) are fully transferable to UC and CSU.
  • Relevant non-majors courses on topics that are of current interest and pertinent to students' lives.
  • Convenient class times. Both day and evening sections are offered.
  • Student computer area. PC and Macintosh stations with access to Internet, printers and CD-Roms.
  • Modern lab facilities. Apparatus for carrying out microbiology and molecular biology, extensive collection of anatomical models, clean room for media preparation, incubators and vivarium.
  • Study Abroad. Opportunity to carry out ecological studies at tropical sites.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the major in Biological Sciences, students will be able to:

  • Apply the Scientific Method to investigate biological questions by collecting and quantitatively analyzing data
  • Identify and apply the central concepts, hypotheses, and theories that comprise the major areas of the biological sciences, including cell and organism structure and function
  • Explain the genetic or evolutionary connections between biological structures and their function, and between organisms and their environment 
Degree
  • AS Biological Sciences
Additional Catalog Information