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Biology Department

Welcome to the Biology Department!
The Biology Department at Santiago Canyon College is dedicated to helping students achieve their educational and personal goals in the biological field. The department of Biology envisions a comprehensive curriculum to meet the requisites of students seeking knowledge about the biological world and to prepare students for more advanced studies.  Whether trying to earn an associate degree in arts or science, transferring to a four-year institution or simply fulfilling general education requirements, the biology department strives to provide the classes students need to be successful.

Department Co-Chairs

Denise Foley
Associate Professor of Biology
Office: SC-216
Phone: (714) 628-4920

Mark Smith
Associate Professor of Biology
Office: SC-120
Phone: (714) 628-4959


Biology Department Mission
The mission of the Santiago Canyon College Department of Biology is to offer a comprehensive program of courses that promote interest in and understanding of the biological sciences. We will aid students in achieving their educational and career goals as they relate to the field of biology through excellent teaching and innovative laboratories. We will strive to provide numerous, diverse, and engaging opportunities for students to explore the science of life in all its complexity and diversity. It is our intention to enable students to acquire a basic knowledge of the theories of biology and to be able to critically evaluate scientific information.