Biological Sciences

​Biology Department

The San Jose City College Biology Program offers lecture and lecture-laboratory classes to meet a variety of student needs.  Our department’s curriculum is organized into three different academic pathways: A) Majors biology courses, B) Allied Health courses for pre-professionals (e.g. pre-nursing, pre-physical therapy, etc...), and C) Bio-literacy (for non-majors courses for general education requirements.) While all coursework can be used for transfer to four year colleges and universities, the Allied Health pathway is in many ways a beginning Occupational Program for the health care industry where employment opportunities currently abound.


Our biology department faculty members are committed to creating an encouraging learning environment. They spend generous amounts of extra time with students to help clarify course work,  and offer education and career guidance.

 

Recommended Curriculum for Biology Majors

Students planning to transfer into an upper division program need to contact the Transfer Center to obtain the latest information. Catalogs are available but they only provide an overview of what is required. Each college or university expects transfer students to have completed certain courses; however, the requirements vary from one institution to the next. With the above in mind, the department recommends that students planning to transfer into a Biological Science major consider taking the following courses:

  • Arts & Humanities (3 approved courses)
  • Biology 4A and 4B
  • Chemistry 1A, 1B
  • English 1A, 1C
  • History & Political Science (2 approved courses)
  • Math 71, 72
  • Oral Communication (1 approved course)
  • Physics 2A, 2B or Physics 4A, 4B
  • Social & Behavioral Science (3 approved courses)

 

Peer-Led Learning

Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) is a small-group collaborative approach to learning, studying, and orally communicating chemistry, biology, math and physics. Click on the first link to find out our current semester schedule of PLTL workshops. Students who become peer leaders earn a modest stipend and are offered opportunities to participate in local and national conferences, internships, and more.​


​Anatomy Open Labs Spring 2022Anatomy open lab session are available for the Spring 2022 term.  Open lab sessions are held on Fridays in the anatomy lab, room Science Complex S126.  

​Date

​Time Slot

​Instructor

02/11/2022
9:00am-11:30am
Joanne Cabanilla
02/18/2022
​HOLIDAY--No Open Lab
02/25/2022
5:00pm-7:30pm
​Adrienne Sainten
03/04/2022
11:00am-1:50pm
​Irina Krylova
03/11/2022
12:10pm-3:00pm
​Joanne Cabanilla
​03/18/2022
11:00am-1:50pm
Irina Krylova
03/25/2022
​Prof. Development Day-No Open Lab
​04/01/2022
10:00am-12:50pm
​Irina Krylova
04/08/2022
10:00am-12:30pm​Irina Krylova
04/15/2022
SPRING BREAK--No Open Lab
04/22/2022
​5:00pm - 7:30pm
​Adrienne Sainten
04/29/2022
​12:10pm-3:00pm​  Joanne Cabanilla
​05/06/2022
​5:00pm - 7:30pm
Adrienne Sainten
​05/13/2022
11:00am-1:50pm​  Irina Krylova
  ​05/20/2022​   9:00am-11:50am 
​  Joanne Cabanilla


Contact Us

Sanhita Datta

Faculty, Biology

(408) 298-2181 x3067

Sanhita.Datta@sjcc.edu

 

Karen Hurst

Faculty, Biology

(408) 298-2181 x3990

Karen.Hurst@sjcc.edu


Prabhjeet Kaur

Faculty, Biology

Prabhjeet.Kaur@sjcc.edu

 

Thu Nguyen

Faculty, Biology

(408) 298-2181 x3368

Thu.Nguyen2@sjcc.edu

 

Terence Lee

Faculty, Biology

(408) 298-2181 x3439

Terence.Lee@sjcc.edu

 

Carlos Rojo

Faculty, Biology

(408) 298-2181 x3431

Carlos.Rojo@sjcc.edu


Joel Stryker

Faculty, Biology

​ (408) 298-2181 x3994

Joel.Stryker@sjcc.edu

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