• Baker Hall


Welcome to the Wonderful World of Biology


The Biological Sciences Department at Santa Rosa Junior College focuses on quality education in biology for undergraduate students. Biology includes several sub-disciplines including: anatomy, biology, botany, microbiology, and physiology.

The Biological Sciences Department is as diverse and exciting as the world of biology, in terms of courses offered, our faculty and staff, as well as our facilities, which include extensive specimen collections.

  • The department serves a diverse group of students, including students who take a single introductory course as part of their general education, those who wish to continue their education at transfer institutions as biology majors, students whose focus is preparation for a career in the allied health disciplines, and individuals who wish to pursue a personal interest in the natural world. 
  • The department offers courses leading to an A.A. or A.S. degree with a major in Biology or Pre-Allied Health (for allied health students).
  • The department offers field courses that focus on the natural world, especially Sonoma County. These courses present exciting opportunities to get a close-up look at the for both biology students and anyone with an interest in the natural world. The department has a close association with the Pepperwood Preserve, a preserved refuge for over 900 species of plants and animals. 

We welcome you to come and find out more about our programs.

  • The department is located within the Santa Rosa campus in Baker Hall, and the 300 building of the Petaluma campus. 
  • The Peter Leveque Natural History Lecture, held once each year in the spring semester, is an opportunity for all community members to learn from a expert lecturer in a biology field.
  • Biological Sciences has an active independent study program. Students must have completed at least one course in the department and must have a faculty sponsor. They can participate in a research project or serve as teaching assistants in lab courses they have completed.