Bakersfield College

Biology label


California Golden PoppyThe 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.



Kit foxes

San Joaquin Kit Fox

Vulpes macrotis mutica

The San Joaquin kit fox is one of the most endangered animals in California. The kit fox is the size of a house cat, with big ears, a long bushy tail and furry toes that help to keep it cool in the hot and dry Central Valley environment.