Grossmont Collegeskip navigation
Apply & Enroll Departments Help for Students Find People Online Services Campus Information Student Activities

Biology Department


Program Information

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.




  Send feedback on this site to the web team