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Welcome to the LACC Life Sciences Department

Life Sciences disciplines include Anatomy, Biology, Physiology, Microbiology, Genetics, Zoology, and Botany.The Life Sciences Department is composed of a diverse faculty and staff, with various cultural, educational, and professional backgrounds. Working together, our faculty enhance the curriculum by incorporating our experiences and expertise in biological and clinical fields. Many of our courses are pre-requisites for students in non-biological programs such as Kinesiology, Radiology, Pharmacology, and Nursing.

Mission Statement

The Life Sciences Department’s goal is to provide all students the opportunity to explore the science of life and to complete general education requirements in the natural sciences. We also prepare students for transfer to four-year programs in the biological sciences and for acceptance into various allied health programs. This preparation may lead to careers in teaching, nursing, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, and many other fields. We are committed to providing our students with the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career path and to nurture a life-long curiosity of the natural and biological world.

 Contact Us

Greg Gonsalves​
Department Chair
SCI 222-E
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2796

 Office Hours

FALL & SPRING Semester Office Hours

Monday: 1 PM - 2:45 PM

(EXCEPT the 2nd Monday of month in which there is NO office hours due to a committee meeting)

Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 2:45 PM
Other times available by appointment only.

 Course Descriptions

Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029


Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911