Biology

Choose Your Degree Pathway

All program maps reflect the 2018-2019 catalog requirements

  • Biological Sciences AS

    Oregon State Universities logo

    This two-year degree prepares you to transfer to OSU and assists you in completing the lower-division credits to complete programs in biology, microbiology, botany, entomology, general science or integrative biology.

    Program Map
  • Find out about the various other programs LBCC offers!

    Other Programs

  • Why Choose Biology?
  • Careers
  • Biology Course Sequences
  • Why Go Into Biology?

    If you enjoy discovering things about the natural world, this profession might be a good fit. Biologists are people with a thirst to learn and who enjoy making observations. This type of work has a variety of options including working "outdoors in the field," in laboratory settings, working with people in medical and academic settings, in agencies and consulting firms. Biology is built upon a solid knowledge foundation while incorporating useful skills. Examples include working with microscopes and other technical equipment, setting up bacterial plates for investigations, learning to interpret patient symptoms (both human and animal), and carrying out electrophoresis also known as DNA fingerprinting. Biologists are scientists, teachers, medical practitioners, lab personnel, field technicians and museum workers. They often find that with every solution more questions result as they frequently employ the scientific method as a system of inquiry based science. Biology is a fascinating field of study that involves communication to both the scientific community and the public. This professional vocation is a life-long endeavor that frequently requires continuously adapting to a changing world while also appreciating new perspectives. The biologist scientific experience is both collaborative and challenging, and one that can be personally enriching.

  • Career Information

    All career information and statistics listed below are based off of the State of Oregon.


    Median Earnings: Annual Openings:
    Median Earnings: Annual Openings:
    Median Earnings: Annual Openings:
    Median Earnings: Annual Openings:
    Median Earnings: Annual Openings:
    Median Earnings: Annual Openings:
  • Non-majors Biology Course Sequence

    • Biology 101

      An introductory lab science course intended for majors in disciplines other than the biological sciences. Topics presented include ecological principles, biodiversity, and impact of human activities on the environment. Additionally, the course is designed to help students discover the applications of science to their everyday lives, as well as provide elements of critical thinking. Different sections of this course may emphasize different themes as indicated by the subtitles, such as: Environmental Issues, Oregon Ecology, Marine Biology, and Marine Biology for Education Majors or General Biology.

    • Biology 102

      An introductory lab science course intended for majors in disciplines other than the biological sciences. Topics presented include biological molecules, cellular biology, genetics and inheritance, biotechnology and evolutionary processes. Additionally, the course is designed to help students discover the applications of science to their everyday lives, as well as provide elements of critical thinking. Different sections of this course may emphasize different themes as indicated by the subtitles, such as: Microbial World and General Biology.

    • Biology 103

      An introductory lab science course intended for majors in disciplines other than the biological sciences. Topics presented include plant anatomy and physiology, human anatomy and physiology, and human diseases. Additionally, the course is designed to help students discover the applications of science to their everyday lives, as well as provide elements of critical thinking. Different sections of this course may emphasize different themes as indicated by the subtitles, such as: Nutrition and Health, Human Body, Plant and Animal Systems, Dynamic Plant and General Biology.

    Biology for Science Majors Course Sequence

    • Biology 211

      One of three introductory courses intended for science majors: biochemistry, botany, zoology, forestry, microbiology, fisheries and wildlife, agriculture, pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-veterinary, pre-pharmacy, biology, etc. A survey of biodiversity: the major groups of organisms, their classificiation, and their evolutionary relationships. Biology 211, 212 and 213 need not be taken in numerical order. This course includes a laboratory component.

    • Biology 212

      One of three introductory courses intended for science majors: biochemistry, botany, zoology, forestry, microbiology, fisheries and wildlife, agriculture, pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-veterinary, pre-pharmacy, biology, etc. Focuses on cell structure and metabolism and the structure and function of plants and animals. Biology 211, 212 and 213 need not be taken in numerical order. This course includes a laboratory component.

    • Biology 213

      One of three introductory courses intended for science majors: biochemistry, botany, zoology, forestry, microbiology, fisheries and wildlife, agriculture, pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-veterinary, pre-pharmacy, biology, etc. Focuses on genetics, evolution, and ecology. Biology 211, 212 and 213 need not be taken in numerical order. This course includes a laboratory component.

    Human Anatomy & Physiology Course Sequence

    • Biology 231

      The first term of an introduction to the structure and function of the human body. This course is of particular benefit to students in the health professions and physical education, but is valuable to others interested in the anatomy and physiology of the body. Focuses on the structure and function of the cell, basic biochemistry, tissues, skin, skeleton and muscles. This course includes a laboratory component.

    • Biology 232

      The second term of an introduction to the structure and function of the human body. Benefits students in the health professions and physical education, but is valuable to others interested in the anatomy and physiology of the body. Focuses on the nervous system, endocrine system, and cardiovascular system. Includes a laboratory component.

    • Biology 233

      The third term of an introduction to the structure and function of the human body. This course is of particular benefit to students in the health professions and physical education, but is valuable to others interested in the anatomy and physiology of the body. Focuses on the lymphatic system, respiratory system, urinary system, fluid and electrolyte balance, digestive system and reproductive system.

Faculty

Rachel Glaeser teaches all flavors of general biology and enjoys showing students how biology is visible in everyday life. She spends her free time beekeeping, gardening, and learning social dance.
Rachel Glaeser
Melissa received her doctorate in Entomology in 2010, and works at LBCC, Oregon State and Chemeketa teaching Biology, Organic and Integrated Pest Management. Her research interests are focused on Pacific Northwest Ecology.
Melissa Scherr
Miranda Dudzik has been teaching biology at LBCC since 2008. Miranda strives to infuse her passion for science, environmental stewardship, and curiosity for the world around us into her classes and her students. She typically teaches the 100 level biology courses offered in the evenings on the Albany campus, as well as an online version of BI 101 that is offered every spring term. You can find more information about the online course on her instructor website.
Miranda Dudzik
Warren grew up in California where he received his BS in Biology at UC Riverside, followed by a move up north to Oregon State University to finish his Ph. D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology. He loves teaching biology at LBCC, where he has been since 2006. When not at work, you can usually find Warren running in the forest around Corvallis or playing with his two young energetic boys.
Warren Coffeen
Diana is originally from Kansas and a proud graduate of the University of Kansas. She has traveled the world to study the AMAZING diversity of life with which we share this planet. She teaches major's biology, environmental science, plant science and occasionally has taken student groups to tropical locations for field ecology to encourage direct inspiration from the Earth's rich biodiversity. When outside the classroom, she is most easily located in habitats that include gardens, forests, tide pools, and occasionally coral reefs.
Diana Wheat
Rachel completed her bachelor's degree at the University of Alaska after transferring from a community college in central California. She went on to earn a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University; she continues to practice part-time at a local small animal emergency clinic. Rachel is passionate about higher education and uses her professional experiences as a veterinarian to engage her students in the classroom.
Rachel Jacobs
As a native of the Pacific Northwest, I grew up being active and playful in the myriad of environments that this area provides. These early experiences proved to be formative because it drove me to learn about the biological world in which we live and especially to understand the amazing intricacies of the human machine. In pursuit of this goal to understand human physiology, I earned a Bachelor's degree focused on Organismal Biology, and a Masters and Ph.D. in Human Anatomy & Physiology.
Charlene LaRoux
Bio to come
Bob Ross
Greg received his BS degrees in Wildlife sciences and Fishery sciences at Oregon State University. Greg's graduate degrees are in Environmental sciences emphasizing ecology and Fisheries Science also from Oregon State University. Greg has been teaching biological sciences at Linn-Benton Community College since 2005. Greg's primary fields of interest are aquatic and terrestrial vertebrate ecology, Pacific Northwest mycology, and the ecological changes associated with anthropogenic disturbance.
Greg Coleman

Term 1 Class list

Term 2 Class list

Term 3 Class list

Term 4 Class list

Term 5 Class list

Term 6 Class list