The life sciences can prepare you for a wide variety of career possibilities, and
Chaffey College’s biology department can get you ready with incredible hands-on learning
experiences in the lab and in the field!
• From introducing students to the science of life via our general education courses, where students engage in scientific inquiry, gain understanding of the value of science and critical thinking, and prepare for transfer,
• to preparing students for further education in nursing and allied health (kinesiology, public health, and others) with human anatomy, physiology, and microbiology, and
• laying the groundwork for students majoring in biology and related sciences such as environmental science.
Our biology program supports a diversity of specialties from cell and molecular biology, to pre-professional careers (such as medicine). We have an incredible diversity of resources and collections to enhance students’ experiential learning, from extraordinary zoological, botanical, and human anatomy collections, to outdoor resources such as a dedicated nature preserve, native plant garden, and a colony of increasingly rare burrowing owls. Students are supported in beginning to explore biology research here, and continue in various summer internships, and research opportunities at 4-year institutions. The biology department is dedicated to highlighting the value of diverse perspectives to the advancement of scientific thought, and actively cultivates collaboration and inclusivity in our educational practice. Prospective students are always welcome to visit our facilities to see for themselves the wonderful resources available in biology at Chaffey College.