Welcome to SAC Biology
Welcome to the Santa Ana College Biology Department. We offer an associate degree in biological science which prepares students for pre-professional careers and a curriculum in a four-year institution within a self-selected specialized content area such as zoology or microbiology. The biologist is prepared to enter graduate or professional programs of study such as medicine, dentistry, agriculture, marine sciences, environmental sciences, medical or biotechnology. Many biological scientists work in research and development. A number of students in the biology department enroll in anatomy, physiology and microbiology to complete pre-requisites for health career programs. For transfer information to the University of California or California State University please see
The Biology Department is located on the second floor of Russell Hall (see map of campus). Courses in the area of biology are rigorous and students are encouraged to dedicate 3 hours of study for every in-class hour per week.
Left to Right: Dr. Kathy Takahashi, Dan Goldmann, Dr. Patty Oertel, Dr. Kimo Morris, Charles Jang, Dr. Jorge Lopez, Jubal Hampton, Jennie Beltrán. Not shown: Dr. Minhan Dinh.
Enrollment for MESA now OPEN!
MESA Open Enrollment Flyer.pdf