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 Welcome to the Biology Department at Palomar College in San Marcos, California.

The Biology Department changed its name from the Life Sciences Department in 2017. Associated with the name change, ZOO 200 (Anatomy), ZOO 203 (Physiology), MICRO 200 (Microbiology), and some other department courses also have changed names. The table below shows the new names for Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology; changes for all department courses can be found here.

Old Name New Name
ZOO 200 BIOL 210
ZOO 203 BIOL 211
MICR 200 BIOL 212




Please explore the menu to the left for information about who we are and what we do, and check out the menus on the right for links to teaching resources, info about excellent books, and the latest in biological research.

 “There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.” Charles Darwin

And yes, we are always evolving…

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