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SMC|Academic Programs|Life Sciences|WELCOME TO THE LIFE SCIENCES DEPARTMENT AT SANTA MONICA COLLEGE

WELCOME TO THE LIFE SCIENCES DEPARTMENT AT SANTA MONICA COLLEGE

Our mission is multi-faceted and to fulfill our goals, our department offers an array of general courses to provide students a background to make educated decisions about life on this planet and themselves.  For students who plan to enter the health profession or scientific research, we offer high powered courses to prepare students for upper division work at the university and entrance into professional and graduate schools.  To this end, our department includes five programs.  They are Allied Health, Field Studies, Majors Biology, Non-Majors Biology, and Nutrition.  

Our faculty consists of 21 full-time instructors, experts in one or more of the above diciplines, plus approximately 35 part-time instructors.

Courses are taught in a variety of formats and schedules to offer students flexibility in completing their academic goals at Santa Monica College.  Classes are taught in a traditional  lecture and lecture-lab format, as well as online and hybrid courses.  We provide a full array of courses taught throughout the day and evening hours, as well as on Saturdays.  Other courses include on campus lectures followed by one day, weekend, and extended field  trips.

Department Chair Department Secretary
Dr. Garen Baghdasarian Ingrid Cardwell
SCI 285 SCI 258
310.434.8222 310.434.4788
baghdasarian_garen@smc.edu cardwell_ingrid@smc.edu