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The Folsom Lake College biology curriculum offers courses that satisfy general education requirements in life sciences. Some courses are prerequisites for a degree in the environmental sciences or health professions. In addition, the curriculum helps prepare students for transfer opportunities to four-year programs in biological sciences, nursing, and physical therapy, and programs leading to careers in teaching, medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine. All courses seek to develop critical thinking skills while fostering a lasting appreciation of biology. Students planning to continue for a four-year degree should consult the lower division requirements of the transfer program of the university to which they plan to attend.

Note: Construction is currently underway on Folsom Lake College’s new Science Building at the main campus. Upon completion, the 75,000 gross sq. ft. instructional building, which will be named Oak Hall, will be the largest science facility within the Los Rios Community College District and will house six Biology labs, six Chemistry labs, and a 4,000 sq. ft. Science Center.

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Degrees and Certificates Offered

  • A.S.-T. in Biology
  • A.S.-T. in Environmental Science
  • A.S. in Biological Sciences
  • A.S. in Environmental Science
  • A.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies: Math and Science
  • Heritage Interpretation Certificate
  • Biology UC Preparation Certificate
  • Environmental Science Certificate
  • Division Dean Greg McCormac
  • Department Chair Dr. Steven Holzberg
  • Phone (916) 608-6615
  • Email