Biology is the study of living organisms from those composed of one cell to those made of trillions of cells and everything in between, including bacteria, mushrooms, humans, other animals, and plants. Biology majors also receive a strong foundation in other science fields, as these are relevant to living organisms. For example, all living things are made of molecules. So to understand how these molecules will interact in living organisms, biology majors will receive a foundation in chemistry. Students in the biology program at Oxnard College will learn about the diversity of living organisms and will become skilled in laboratory techniques. Various career options in biology will also be explored.

Biology majors have the choice between two degree options. The Associate in Arts in Biology (A.A.) is recommended for those looking to transfer to a University of California school or planning on a career in the medical or dental field. The Associate in Science in Biology for Transfer (AS-T) is recommended for those students planning to transfer to a California State University school as it provides certain guarantees upon transfer. See a counselor for more information. For students interested in the wonder of the living world, the Oxnard College Biology program is the place to be.

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:

General Biology & Marine Biology
Dr. Shannon Newby
(805) 678-5050

General Biology
Dr. Michael Nicholson
(805) 678-5197
Dr. James Harber
(805) 678-5048