The Life Science Department offers courses for students majoring in transfer programs such as biology, chemistry, engineering, pre-medicine, pre-pharmacy and other health-related disciplines. In addition, the department also offers required courses for students pursuing careers in applied degree programs such as nursing, dental hygiene, therapeutic massage, and radiation technology.
Natural Science Lab - A-101
All of the above courses, with the exception of Biology 1000, consist of a lecture, seminar and laboratory format. Biology 1001, 1002, 1003 and 1004 are courses that have “open” labs during the fall and spring semesters. This format allows students to complete laboratory work during times convenient to them while being assisted by a laboratory instructor. Students are expected to set aside time in their weekly schedule to complete the required lab work. Biology 1007, 1008 and 1009 have a “closed” laboratory format. Instructors are assigned to teach labs that students have registered for during a specified times each week.
Life Science Faculty
Life Science Laboratory
The life science laboratory also supports all of the labs for the Life Sciences, Geology and Geography departments. Geology and Geography courses with labs are offered in an “open” laboratory format.
The laboratory also has evening and Saturday hours available. Call the Life Science Laboratory for details (224-0308).
The Life Science Laboratory is open to all students enrolled in IVCC courses that require work to be completed in A 101.