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Biology Department

Welcome to the Biology Department home page. This site reviews useful information for those who will be taking courses in the Biology department of Galveston College. Upon completion of the chosen degree plan, students will be eligible to transfer to many four-year colleges in Texas and elsewhere.

Degree Plans in Biology include Associate of Science Degrees in: Biology, Biology and Pre-Professional Health (Pre-medical, Pre-dental, and Pre-veterinary).

Courses offered include: Biology for Science Majors I (BIOL 1406), Biology for Science Majors II (BIOL 1407), Nutrition and Diet Therapy (BIOL 1322), Anatomy and Physiology I (BIOL 2401), Anatomy and Physiology II (BIOL 2402), and Microbiology for Science Majors (BIOL 2421).


Upon completion of a degree in science, students will be eligible to apply to graduate school and earn a Masters or a Doctoral degree which will make them more competitive. Careers in biology include: Scientific company sales representative or technical service representative, Laboratory technician (medical, microbiological, biotechnological, etc.), Quality control technician (food, dairy, and brewery production), Animal technician (looking after animals in zoo, pet store, vivarium, and veterinary hospital), Greenhouse/garden curator (botanical technician), and Agricultural or wildlife fields.

Two-year Degree

See the most recent college catalog for specific degree requirements and course descriptions. Additionally, online course options are available for local and distance learning students.

Department Faculty

Srirajya Rudrabhatla
James Salazar
Dragoslava Zivadinovic

Mission Text

The mission of the Biology Department at Galveston College is to provide an outstanding learning environment, exemplary advising, and ready access and interaction between faculty and students. To accomplish this goal, the Biology faculty integrates education in biological sciences, scholarship, and service to actively engage students and to foster their development as lifelong learners.

Contact Biology Department

James J. Salazar, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator


409- 944-1278