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Life Sciences Department

The life sciences include the scientific study of living organisms, such as microorganisms, plants, animals, and human beings.  At YVC the Life Sciences Department is divided into two distinct programs of study:

​​Biology – this program focuses on cellular biology, microbiology, anatomy, physiology, botany, ecology, and evolution.

Nutrition – this program focuses on human nutrition and its applications.

Academic Options

Associates in Arts – DTA Biology

The associate in arts – direct transfer agreement (DTA) degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university. YVC offers a variety of disciplines so that students can select their course load based on their area of interest within this degree. These courses are recommended as guidelines for state transfer. For assistance with course selection, contact the program faculty or the Advising Center.

Student please note: To insure that your degree requirements for graduation have been met, you need to review the degree planning guide with an advisor or counselor.

Degree Requirements

Students who are interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biology, or chemistry at a four-year institution may find more information about the Transfer Track 1, AS-T T1 option.

Associates in Arts – DTA Nutrition

The associate in arts – direct transfer agreement (DTA) degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university. YVC offers a variety of disciplines so that students can select their course load based on their area of interest within this degree. These courses are recommended as guidelines for state transfer. For assistance with course selection, contact the program faculty or the Advising Center.

Student please note: To insure that your degree requirements for graduation have been met, you need to review the degree planning guide with an advisor or counselor.

Degree Requirements

Biology Student Resources

Biology 109 Modules

Provides interactive practice in some of the more difficult areas of the Biology 109 course such as chemistry, biomolecules, cell transport, cellular respiration and resting membrane potential.

Visit 109 Modules

Biology 230 Modules

Provides interactive quizzes on the brain, integumentary system, and endocrine system (look for the “Other Quizzes” button in the upper right to switch between quizzes).

Visit 230 Modules

Histology Zoomer

Provides interactive practice and guided tutorials with real histology microscope slides like those used in Anatomy & Physiology courses.

Visit Zoomer

Life Sciences Department Contacts

Biology Department

Jeremy BueggeBiology Instructor
Yakima Campus
Glenn Anthon Hall
Building 04, Room 255
Phone: 509.574.4863
Claire CarpenterBiology Instructor
Yakima Campus
Glenn Anthon Hall
Building 04, Room 283
Phone: 509.574.4866
Meghan FitzgeraldBiology Instructor
Yakima Campus
Glenn Anthon Hall
Building 04, Room 254
Phone: 509.574.4602
Steve KennyBiology Instructor
Grandview Campus
Main Building
Building 56, Room 131
Phone: 509.882.7066
Matthew LoeserBiology Instructor
Yakima Campus
Glenn Anthon Hall
Building 04, Room 279
Phone: 509.574.4858
Jerred SeveykaBiology Instructor
Yakima Campus
Glenn Anthon Hall
Building 04, Room 285
Phone: 509.574.4944
Blair SheanBiology Instructor
Yakima Campus
Glenn Anthon Hall
Building 04, Room 249
Phone: 509.574.4865

Nutrition Department

Stephanie AhlgrenNutrition Instructor
Yakima Campus
Glenn Anthon Hall
Building 02, Room 250
Phone: 509.574.4617
Sarah PanarelloNutrition Instructor
Yakima Campus
Glenn Anthon Hall
Building 02, Room 281
Phone: 509.574.4946