Students interested in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program
or the Occupational Therapy Program will
find information at their websites.
The Life Sciences Department mission is:
- To provide a diversified academic program for biological literacy that will serve
students with a breadth of interests.
- To provide a resource and service to the greater educational community and the
- To provide an environment for continued professional development of its faculty.
The Department seeks to contribute to the intellectual growth of students by developing
biological literacy, developing skills in scientific reasoning, and teaching the
manipulative skills of biology. Students from the department traditionally continue
their education by transferring to other colleges or universities. The department
offers courses serving students who plan careers in specific areas of biological
sciences, in allied health professions, or to meet the general education science
requirement for graduation. Such courses include offerings in biology, botany, zoology,
ecology, nutrition, human anatomy and physiology, paleontology, and microbiology.
Departmental faculty provide counseling and advising for students with career interests
in life sciences as well as advising for general liberal arts curricula.
Life Sciences faculty also provide service to the community by participating in
community based educational programs, professional certification, and volunteer
social programs. These services include workshops, special lectures, K through 12
school presentations, programs in social service related areas, and by serving as
advisors on boards of directors of civic organizations.
Life Sciences Faculty maintain active involvement in their disciplines. This commitment
provides faculty the opportunity to continue professional development in their respective
fields and to enhance the life science curricula.