Biological Sciences

Welcome to OCCC’s Biology Department! We provide students with classes that enrich their understanding of the natural world and engage them in scientific investigations, both in and out of the classroom. Our classes support students pursuing degrees in aquarium science, nursing, and various transfer degrees. We offer many 100-level courses designed for students who are not pursuing a science degree, in addition to several 200-level courses for students seeking degrees in biology, environmental science, nursing, pre-med/pre-dental, and other scientific fields.

When you take biology classes at OCCC, you benefit from small class size, affordable tuition, and access to faculty that are skilled scientists and educators. Please review the links on this page to learn about our science faculty.

Biology Courses

Below is a list of the courses that we offer during a typical academic year. Make sure to speak with your academic advisor about which courses best support your academic pathway.

BI 101 – Biology 1

BI 102 – Biology 2

BI 101 – Biology 3

BI 112 – Cell Biology for Health Occupations

BI 141 – Habitats: Life of the Forest

BI 142 – Habitats: Marine Biology {Field Trip Video}

BI 143 – Habitats: Freshwater Biology

BI 198 – Independent Study

BI 211 – Principles of Biology 1

BI 212 – Principles of Biology 2

BI 213 – Principles of Biology 3

BI 231 – Human Anatomy and Physiology 1

BI 232 – Human Anatomy and Physiology 2

BI 233 – Human Anatomy and Physiology 3

BI 234 – Microbiology

BI 298 – Independent Study


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