Biology Department strives to promote current education in Biosciences
through a dynamic and broad curriculum. To further advance students, the
Biology department has established and developed a network of partnerships
with local institutions. Through a wide array of collaborative interactions,
faculty and students engage in curricular and extracurricular activities
designed to render a learning experience as comprehensive as possible.
community activities can be grouped into three main categories:
Curriculum Development and Curriculum Delivery. Working
in collaboration with local high schools such as Phoenix Union (PU)
Bioscience High School, we plan on delivering the course "Introduction
to Biotechnology" (BIO 107) to both community college and high
school students. The course is intended to introduce basic concepts
in Biotechnology to students considering a career in Biosciences. BIO
107 credits are transferable to several college programs.
Curriculum Delivery for Teacher Training. Teachers
in need of training or re-training will have the option of gaining credit
college by taking BIO 107 "Introduction to Biotechnology."
General Student Internship Program. Students
participate in internship programs over the summer or for an entire
semester. Participating institutions range from local (TGen, Barrow
Institute) to out-of-town organizations (University of Arizona College
of Medicine at Tucson through the Arizona Biology Network (ABN) Program).