Mathematics, Sciences & Engineering: Biological Sciences
Biology is the study of life. Biological Sciences cover all aspects of the study of life and emphasize both the universality of cellular function and the specific diversity present at the organismal level. Special emphasis is placed on the relationship between structure and function, progressing through molecular, cellular, organismal and ecological levels of complexity.
Branches of biology such as anatomy, physiology, microbiology, zoology and ecology are concerned with the application of biological principals to human endeavours such as improving health and the environment. Courses offered include human anatomy and human physiology - essential for students in allied health fields - biology, molecular biology, botany, microbiology and biotechnology. There are specialized courses in birds of Southern California and tropical biology, which includes field work in South America.