Biology is the natural science that involves the study of life and living organisms, including their physical structure, chemical composition, function, development and evolution. Modern biology is a vast field, composed of many branches. Despite the broad scope and the complexity of the science, there are certain unifying concepts that consolidate it into a single, coherent field. Biology recognizes the cell as the basic unit of life, genes as the basic unit of heredity, and evolution as the engine that propels the creation of new species. Living organisms are open systems that survive by transforming energy and decreasing their local entropy to maintain a stable and vital condition defined as homeostasis.
The Life Sciences Department is committed to helping students develop professional knowledge and behaviors geared toward success in their occupational goals through equitable engagement in innovative learning. In order to achieve this, Life Sciences is dedicated to rigorous academic standards coupled with strong academic support and meaningful development for faculty and staff.
The Life Sciences Department, working with other departments at Wake Tech Community College, will reach students where they are and rally around them to produce graduates who are scientifically literate, intellectually curious, and strong critical thinkers, prepared for the next steps of their educational or occupational journeys. Faculty and staff will continuously develop their professional skills and collaborate on and across campuses to create an atmosphere of supportive rigor in the classroom and extracurricular scientific activities.
|Dr. Scott Stauble
Southern Wake Campus, Building C - 239A
|Dr. Kim Fishback
Assoc. Department Head
Scott Northern Wake Campus, Building H - 271
Southern Wake Campus, Building C - 239