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Biology is a diverse subject that can cover many specialized fields. We offer courses in many biological sciences, from Anatomy to Zoology. We also provide useful courses for those who plan to go into medical or nursing careers. Our Biological Sciences degree programs meet the transfer requirements for many different kinds of fields.

TRANSFER AND MAJOR REQUIREMENTS in Biological Sciences are available in the Counseling Center. Transfer students planning to major in Biology, Botany, Zoology, Ecology, Microbiology, Anatomy, Physiology, Forestry, Wildlife Management, Natural Resources, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Optometry and Pharmacy should consult with a counselor for specific transfer requirements.

Biological Sciences

A.S. Degree

If you’re interested in any kind of field in biology, this is the degree program you need. We provide you with coursework to meet the transfer requirements for over twenty kinds of fields. The careers paths you can take range from Forestry to Occupational Therapy. A Biological Science A.S. degree can also help you get an entry-level position in the field of your choice.

Watershed Ecology

A.S. Degree and/or Certificate

Watersheds—the land area draining into the major creeks and river systems—require a lot of care. Our Watershed Ecology Technician’s (WET) program offers an A.S. degree in the study of all aspects of the environment, including the organisms that live within an entire watershed. We provide you with the basics you need for an entry-level position with relevant organizations or governmental agencies.

Watershed Ecology Gainful Employment Information

Like the degree program, you will study Watershed ecology in detail. The certificate will give you the basic knowledge to secure an entry-level place in the workforce. If you’re interested in working for agencies such as the EPA, the certificate will help you get there.
Occupations (SOC code - links to summary report) Forest and Conservation Techs
19-4093.00
CIPC Code 150508
Semester Units Required 28
Normal Time to Completion Rounded (months)** 18
Estimated Total Fees $1,360
Estimated Total Cost of Books and Supplies $2,212
Optional Dorm Fee: Estimated Total $10,236
Students Completing the Program 2011-12* *
On-Time Completion Count* *
On-Time Completion Rate (%)* *
Median Loan Amount* *
* Where completions number fewer than 10, data may not be disclosed due to confidentiality regulations
** Based on full time attendance
For more information, please visit the unofficial Biological Sciences web pages.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

  • Apply the scientific method to design, conduct experiments, and test hypotheses.
  • Conduct scientific literature review, critically evaluate, and interpret biological information.
  • Outline the organization and integration of biological systems.
  • Apply laboratory and/or field skills necessary to answer biological questions.
  • As an informed and responsible individual, evaluate contemporary biological issues that have social and/or ethical implications.

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  • Fall and Spring M-Th: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    F: 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • (916) 660-7900
  • (916) 630-4542

Elaine Atnip Instructional Assistant, Biological Sciences

  • S 118
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Paul Badaracco Instructor, Human Physiology, Anatomy and Physiology

  • S 113A
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Laura Brahce Instructor, Microbiology

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Keely Carroll Instructor, Biology, Natural History, Field Biology, Zoology, Museum Director

  • S 111D
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Keely Carroll is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Sierra College. After completing her Bachelor’s at CSU, Sacramento, she worked for... More

Charles Dailey Part-time Instructor, Zoology

  • S 111D
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Bridget Falkenstein Part-time Instructor, Human Physiology, Anatomy, Physiology

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Betsy Garfield Part-time Instructor, Biology

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Jeffery Kiefer Part-time Instructor, Biology

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Shawna Martinez Instructor, Botany, Biology

  • S 112 A
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Keri Muma Instructor, Physiology, Anatomy, Biology

  • S 120
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Sigismund Pikul Instructor, Physiology, Anatomy

  • S 116 A
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Warren Place Instructor, Micobiology

  • V 120
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Jennifer Skillen Instructor, Zoology

  • S 117 A
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Ishtar Thomas Instructor, Anatomy, Physiology

  • S 116A
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Sasha Warren Instructor, Microbiology

  • S 114 B
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Breezy Young Instructional Assistant, Biological Sciences

  • S 118
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Michael Babich Partt-time Instructor, Anatomy and Physiology

  • N1 111
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Andrea Butcher Laboratory Technician, Biological Sciences, Nevada County Campus

  • N8 116
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Paul Krieg Part-time Instructor, Human Anatomy

  • N1 111
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Khanh-Touc Le Part-time Instructor, Nevada County Campus, Human Anatomy, Physiology

  • N1 111
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Jay Patt Part-time Instructor, Human Anatomy

  • N1 111
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Geraldine Stout Part-time Instructor, Nevada County Campus, Biology

  • N1 111
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Jon Larson Part-time Instructor, Tahoe/Truckee Campus, Biological Science, Environmental Studies

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