It's a female's world

It's a female's world

The vast majority of worker and soldier ants are sterile, wingless females. Social insects, like these Texas ants, are considered super organisms.

Getting to the point

Getting to the point

Because they live in arid regions, cacti reduce water loss by having spines instead of leaves. Photosynthesis occurs in the stem.

Giant Leopard Moth (Hypercompe scribonia)

Giant Leopard Moth (Hypercompe scribonia)

There are over 160,000 species of moth in the world, 9 times greater than the number of butterfly species.

An old beauty

An old beauty

Water lilies are one of the oldest living members of all flowering plants confirmed by both fossil and molecular data. Their "roots" go all the way back to at least 125 million years.

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Welcome to Biology

ACC Biology faculty and staff are committed to providing an outstanding education to all students taking biology and to helping every student succeed in biology courses. Lectures and labs are linked and taught by a single faculty member for nearly all our courses. We provide individual attention by having no more than 24 students in our lecture/lab sections and no more than 36 in our lecture-only sections. Biology faculty members are available during office hours for one-on-one help, and all our campuses have biology tutors ready to answer your questions. In addition, our faculty are happy to talk with you about your career goals and how to achieve them.

Please visit our Contact Us page for location and contact information.

About Us

We are a large, active department offering more than 25 freshman and sophomore college courses on 11 campuses and several community centers. We have almost 100 full-time and adjunct faculty members that have studied at universities all around the world and trained in a wide range of areas.

As indicated in our mission statement, Biology primarily serves 4 different populations of students: 1) Biological Sciences majors transferring to university. 2) Transferring students completing their Natural Sciences core courses. 3) Health Sciences students completing prerequisite courses. 4) Students preparing to enter Biotech or other workforce or certificate programs.

We invite you to join us in exploring the beautiful world of nature and life around us.

Mission Statement

To prepare Biology students with fundamental biological skills and knowledge needed to transfer to another program or institution. To provide general education that prepares students to think critically and apply their knowledge of biological sciences to problems and concerns facing our society. To prepare students with fundamental biological skills and knowledge needed to enter and succeed in a workforce program or certificate.