Life Sciences Department

 

 

The Life Sciences Department offers background courses for students interested in careers in biological, medical, environmental, nutrition, and biotechnological sciences. We also offer a number of courses fulfilling general education requirements, as well as provide general interest courses to the community.

Programs of Study

 

Biological Sciences

SMC's Biological Sciences program is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary course of study that develops knowledge and understanding of living organisms at the macro and micro levels. The program examines the origins, development, distribution, structures, and functions of living organisms. Coursework is designed to develop your critical thinking skills and provide you with a foundation for future employment in the biological sciences, as well as many other STEM fields.

Transfer Preparation

Environmental Science

SMC's Environmental Science program is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary course of study that presents an overview of ecological issues from a scientific perspective. The program examines the interrelated nature of environmental and social systems. Coursework is designed to equip you with the skills and tools to successfully use the scientific method while studying and solving environmental problems.

Degree Information

General Science

SMC's General Science program is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary course of study that presents an overview of physical and life sciences. The program examines the interrelated nature of the sciences, and the principles of the scientific method. Coursework is designed to develop the research, analytical, and communication skills you need to study and help solve problems from a scientific perspective.

Degree Information

Nutrition and Dietetics

SMC's Nutrition and Dietetics program is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary course of study that develops knowledge and understanding of the principles of food and nutrition sciences. The program examines human nutritional requirements, chemicals and nutrients in food, and how nutrients function and affect the body and overall health. Coursework is designed to prepare you to understand, develop, and manage effective nutrition programs for individuals and groups in a variety of settings.

Degree Information

Contact Info

Office Phone
310-434-4788

Department Chair
Alexandra Tower

Department Secretary
Ingrid Cardwell

Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.