Normandale has an open biology lab called the Biology Learning Center which was remodeled in Fall 2013.

For more information about Normandale's open biology lab, click here.

Pre-Biological Sciences

Normandale offers coursework typically required for majors in -

  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Ecology
  • Evolution and behavior
  • Genetics and cell biology
  • Microbiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Plant biology.

^ All of these majors typically require the following core courses:

All of these majors typically require the following core courses:
Course Course Name Credits
BIOL 1105 General Biology: Cells to Organisms 4
BIOL 1106 General Biology: Ecology and Evolution 4
CHEM 1061 Principles of Chemistry 1 5
CHEM 1062 Principles of Chemistry 2 5
CHEM 2061 Organic Chemistry 1 5
CHEM 2062 Organic Chemistry 2 5
MATH 1510 Calculus 1 5
MATH 1520 Calculus 2 5
PHYS 1121 Physics with Calculus 1 5
PHYS 1122 Physics with Calculus 2 5
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Mission Statement

The mission of the Biology department is to provide a high-quality educational experience in the biological sciences to students in a traditional community college setting. The department serves the College and students by offering courses that satisfy requirements for general education, allied health and pre-professional transfer programs. Biology instructors are committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship.

A variety of laboratory/field experiences are provided for students in the Biology Learning Center (BLC). Hours listed for individual courses reflect the recommended minimum time students spend per week on individual work in the BLC or on field trips.