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Biology at CSN

The department offers an associate of science (A.S.) degree program, courses for preparation for the health sciences, as well as non major's courses for students pursuing degrees outside of biology and healthcare.

The associate degree, biological science emphasis, is appropriate for students wishing to finish a bachelor's degree in the sciences and pursue a career in either science or medicine.

STUDENTS PER SEMESTER

44

FACULTY AND STAFF

15

ACTIVE COURSES

Discover a New Virus!

Come Join Us Fall 2018

SEA-PHAGES is a research course where students learn microbiology techniques to discover and name their own bacterial virus/phage and then learn bioinformatic techniques to perform complex genome annotations on their phage.

  • Want to gain these valuable skills?
  • Sounds like fun?

Contact One of These Faculty Members
harbour
Deborah Harbour

  Charleston H201-K
  WCH201
  (702) 651-5956 | deborah.harbour@csn.edu

McKenna
Chelsey McKenna

  North Las Vegas, S221-E
  NLVS221
  (702) 651-4390 | chelsey.mckenna@csn.edu

Science Conference at UNLV in April

All can attend and/or present

The Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science (ANAS) and the Arizona / Southern Nevada Chapter of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) will hold a joint meeting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

The Academy invites submissions from all areas of science and math for consideration for oral and poster presentations.

The deadline for registration is April 9th, 2018

Please visit the meeting page for more information and registration portals.

Biomedical Exploration Workshop

CSN Summer 2018
The Biomedical Exploration Workshop* is a five week summer program offered at the College of Southern Nevada. It is designed to give students the opportunity to explore different career options in the biomedical sciences, and gain exposure to the environments in which they would be working.

A secondary aim of the program is to help students expand their academic abilities, primarily in reading, math and laboratory skills to help prepare them for their upper division science courses.

The deadline for registration is March 23rd, 2018

Education Opens Doors

In addition to traditional courses, the Department of Biological Sciences provides educational and career-building opportunities.

  • SciNight
    SciNight
    An Open Journal Club

    The SciNight Journal Club is an open forum in which students and faculty can meet to informally discuss primary scientific research articles.
    More information.

    Biomedicine
    INBRE
    Biomedical Workshop

    The Biomedical Exploration Workshop is a five week summer program designed to give students the opportunity to explore different career options in the biomedical sciences. More information.

    Honors Biology 251H
    251H
    300 Level Credit at CSN

    Students seeking a B.S. degree from UNLV can complete this course at CSN (BIOL 251H) to fulfill a Biology 351 requirement at UNLV.

    More information.

  • Undergraduate Research
    BIOL 299
    BIOL 299 Undergraduate Research

    Make new discoveries in science for possible publication. Work at your own pace. Flexible schedules.
    More information.

    Biology Club
    Biology Club
    A Biology Club for Students

    A student-run biology club created to increase interaction among biological science majors and faculty. More information.

    CORE Concepts
    Core concepts
    CORE Concepts Biology Bootcamp

    A five week summer workshop designed to help students pass Biology 189, the introductory course for most Health Science majors. More information.

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