Biology courses at Oxnard College introduces the student to gross anatomy, histology of human organ systems, the basic principles of molecular and cellular biology, lower division biochemistry which offers the study of biochemical and cellular design and the regulation of that metabolism. Basic laboratory techniques are employed for plant and animal tissue, organ culture preparation and virus cultivation. Directed Studies furthers the knowledge of Biology on an independent study basis.

An Associate in Arts Degree in Biology is offered. Career opportunities (most careers require a bachelor and advanced degree) include Biological Technician, Health Technician, Clinical Lab Technologist, Environmental Policy, Zoology, Public Health Biologist, Laboratory Technician, Research Technician, Forestry &Wildlife Biology, Ecology and Fisheries.

Career Opportunities (Most will require a bachelor and advanced degree)

  • Biological Technician
  • Health Technician
  • Clinical Lab Technologist
  • Marine Biology
  • Environmental Policy
  • Biotechnology
  • Zoology
  • Public Health Biologist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Research Technician
  • Forestry & Wildlife Biology
  • Ecology
  • Fisheries

For more information, contact:

Dr. Shannon Newby
Biology Professor and Science Department Co-Chair
(805) 678-5050