Life Sciences Department
This web page presents an overview of the department, and access to faculty and staff home pages.
Biology is the study of life. Visit this link to read a more detailed definition of biology.
The required foundation skills, general education requirements, and electives appropriate to the Associate in Science & Arts Degree can be reviewed by accessing this web page (also in the college catalog).
Curriculum guides identify the courses to take at Muskegon Community College before transferring to a senior college or university. Curriculum guides are available for most of the popular majors and transfer schools.
Open this web page to view the descriptions of the courses and modules offered by the department (also in the college catalog).
Open this web page to view the objectives of the courses.
Department faculty present their course and module syllabi on this web page. Specific semester syllabi are available for review in the department office (Room 243) and the college library.
To facilitate the transfer of Muskegon Community College courses to Michigan's colleges and universities, MCC counselors regularly update course and module transfer equivalents. This web page provides current biology course and module transfer equivalents.
Access this web page to view the biology courses offered during the current semester.
This web page describes the course-related software available for student use in the Life Science Department Biology Student Resource Room.
In addition to the variety of scholarships available at Muskegon Community College, the department annually awards several performance based scholarships. This program provides tuition grants to freshman students who demonstrate a high level of achievement in a certain academic area. Students are nominated by the faculty of each academic department and each department sets its own guidelines for selection of students. Recipients are normally expected to participate in the activities of the department and/or maintain a specified level of academic achievement within their program of studies. This program is not based on financial need. Grants may range up to full tuition, and may be renewed upon the recommendation of the department. Information may be obtained by contacting the Life Science Department chairperson or from the Financial Aid Office at MCC. This web page gives a link to the PBS Scholarship Application.
Access this web page to view a description of the Kasey Hartz Natural Area and Nature Trail, located on the campus of Muskegon Community College. To arrange for a guided tour during the spring and early fall seasons, call 231.777.0273 or email@example.com . A two week advance notice is needed for a guided tour.
Muskegon Community College Herbarium
Many plant specimens from the Kasey Hartz Natural Area and from surrounding West Michigan areas are preserved in the Muskegon Community College Herbarium located in the Life Science department area. Some of the specimens have been specifically constructed for students and are utilized by the college students for courses such as BIOL 104, BIOL 120, and BIOL 120F. If you desire to view particular herbarium sheets, please contact Theresa Van Veelen (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your request and possible visiting dates/times.
Laboratory Safety Rules & Agreement
Each student will be given a copy of this agreement which is included in their lab manual and required to read over the following guidelines.
Other Natural Features of Muskegon Community College Campus