Discipline Contacts

The Biology Department at Sacramento City College offers courses for students with a wide variety of academic goals.  We focus on four major student types:

  1. General Education Students:  Courses are offered to fill the science requirements of students who plan to obtain an Associates and/or Bachelors degree in a major other than biology.  These include a variety of courses from Contemporary Biology, to courses on infectious disease and world health, dinosaurs, ethnobotany, and ecology.
  2. Biology Majors:  Majors courses are designed to meet the challenge of the growing body of knowledge in the biological sciences and preparing the student for a successful academic career in upper-division course work.
  3. Allied Health Students:  Sacramento City College offers microbiology, anatomy, and physiology courses to support nursing, dental assisting, and occupational and physical therapy assistant programs.
  4. Field Ecology Students:  This Certificate Program offers students courses that provide the student the training and education necessary to succeed in governmental agency and private businesses/non-profits that provide field ecology services.  The students will have the opportunity to learn ecological field methods including identification of general ecological principles, flora and fauna, quantitative assessment methods, wetland delineations, regulatory processes, restoration ecology, and geographic information systems.

Use the tabs below to find instructors who can provide insight and assistance in the various areas above.  We strongly encourage students to seek out both general counseling and Biology Department instructors in planning their schedule of coursework.

 

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Contact:

  • Professor Alexis Ackerman, Ph.D (Biology 332):  Lillard Hall 106,  558-2387, AckermA@scc.losrios.edu
  • Professor Stephen C. James, M.S. (Biology 305, 350, 360, 362*, 370, 390):  Lillard Hall 108a, 650-2776, JamesS@scc.losrios.edu
  • Professor Virginia Meyer, Ph.D. (Biology 290, 305, 320, 362*, 494):  Lillard Hall 108c, 558-2115, MeyerV@scc.losrios.edu
  • Professor Lisa L. Serafini, M.S. (Biology 320, 326/327, 494*):  LIH 108c 558-2388, SerafiL@scc.losrios.edu
  • Professor David Wyatt, M.S. (Biology 305, 330, 350, 360, 362*, 364, 390, 495, 498):  Lillard Hall 108a,  558-2406, WyattD@scc.losrios.edu

*Please see the Schedule of Classes or College Catalog for prerequisites for Biology 362 (Field Methods in Ecology) and 494 (Advanced Field Botany.)