Biology

The Biology Department offers courses for transfer students in biology, prerequisite courses for pre-health science students, and general education courses in life sciences. The department faculty and staff are dedicated to providing excellent instruction and academic support to meet the diverse needs of our students. 

Students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution should contact the particular institution to determine their specific requirements.  Most NVC Biology courses are UC and CSU transferrable.  Students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution should contact the particular institution to determine their specific requirements.

Biology course credits earned at NVC can be applied toward an Associate in Science Degree (AS) in either Natural Science or Pre-Health Science.

Career Opportunities

Biology majors can be successful in many different careers!  For a list of some possible career choices, visit the Learn How to Become website. 

Contact Information

Division

Science and Engineering
Building 1000
Phone: (707) 256-7727

Dean

Robert Van Der Velde
Senior Dean, Arts and Sciences
2277 Napa Vallejo Highway, 94558, Napa, CA
Email: Robert.Vandervelde@napavalley.edu
Phone: (707) 256-7768

Program Coordinator

Stephanie Burns, Ph.D.
Professor, Biology

2277 Napa Vallejo Highway, 94558, Napa, CA
Email: Sburns@napavalley.edu 
Phone: (707) 256-7293

Faculty

Daniel Clemens, Ph.D.
Professor, Biology
2277 Napa Vallejo Highway, 94558, Napa, CA
Email: Dclemens@napavalley.edu
Phone: (707) 256-7294

Bonnie Moore, Ph.D.
Professor, Biology
2277 Napa Vallejo Highway, 94558, Napa, CA
Email: Bmoore@napavalley.edu
Phone: (707) 256-7298

Alysia Thomas, Ph.D. 
Professor, Biology
2277 Napa Vallejo Highway, 94558, Napa, CA
Email: Athomas@napavalley.edu
Phone: (707) 256-7292