The Biological Sciences curriculum at
Grossmont College has two principal objectives upon which its
program is based. The first is general education and the belief that
an educated person should have an
opportunity to learn the characteristics and attributes common to
all life in order to understand
their own place among living things.
Information concerning local and planet-wide
issues with a biological base such as the
the role of evolutionary theory in modern Biology, global
population, pollution, global climate change,
resource management, new medical and
biological technologies are examples of
general education topics covered in various courses offered in the
department. The second objective is pre-professional
training and transfer. Courses are offered
which are applicable to a variety of major fields in the life
sciences, ranging from general biology, ecology, forestry or zoology
to various health sciences, such as pre-medicine,
nursing or pre-veterinary science.
The department offers an Associate of Science
degree in Biology and prepares students for transfer to Biology
programs at four-year universities.
Send comments and questions
about this website:
Craig Milgrim, M.S.,
Professor of Biology
For information on Biology Programs, please
contact the Department Co-Chair, Professor
Shina Alagia, M.S.