The mission of the Bakersfield College Biology Department is to establish high quality science education, instilling discipline competencies for students in the vocational education, general education, and transfer pathways supported by BC biology curriculum.

The BC Biology Department pedagogical strategies value active learning, field experience, critical thinking, and exposure to professional and research biological activities.

Biology faculty are dedicated to providing rigorous biology education that is responsive to our diverse institutional and community needs.


Phone: (661) 395-4824 | Location: Science & Engineering (SE)

Department Chair: Joe Saldivar | (661) 395-4099 | Office: SE 327

Pathways: STEM Pathway and Health Sciences Pathway


Biology Degrees/Certificates and more

Environmental Science Degrees/Certificates and more

Human Biology Degrees/Certificates and more

General Education Patterns

There are three patterns BC students can follow to complete their general education requirements for graduation from Bakersfield College or successfully transfer to a CSU or UC. Find your pattern at General Education Patterns.