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Department Overview

The Irvine Valley College School of Life Sciences and Technologies offers a wide range of courses in the biological sciences as well as selected courses in environmental studies. The introductory courses focus on theories and concepts in five primary areas: cellular and molecular biology, genetics, evolution, ecology, and whole organism biology.

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More specialized courses examine extensions of our base courses as they relate to a variety of specific areas of study, including:

  • botany
  • zoology
  • human anatomy
  • physiology
  • human sexuality
  • cellular biology
  • microbiology
  • natural history
  • marine biology
  • applied ecology

Students may complete courses within the School of Life Sciences & Technologies in order ...

  1. to fulfill general education requirements for the AA degree
  2. to satisfy prerequisites for health-related programs such as nursing
  3. to meet graduation requirements at prospective transfer institutions
  4. to complete the Associate of Arts degree with a major in one of these areas:
    • biology
    • applied ecology / biology
    • health science

For additional information on our A.A. degree program, or for information on transferring to other schools, please visit the IVC home page. Specific information for Pre-Nursing students and for prospective UCI Bio majors, including a recommended pattern of classes to fulfill requirements, can be found inthe printed Schedule of Classes or at the links provided here.

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