Life & Physical Sciences
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR OF THE DIVISION
Dr. Elisa Atti
Welcome to the Science Division Website. The goal of this website is to provide you with information about the numerous science programs, the faculty, and the staff that run these programs. The Science Division houses thirteen science disciplines and currently has thirteen full-time faculty and over thirty adjuncts. West’s science instructors are supported by two full-time and two half-time laboratory technicians; they are dedicated professionals who help our students reach their goals by providing quality instructions with a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking and intellectual development.
The Division's instructional facilities are housed in the Math-Science Building (MSA and MSB). The MSA building houses numerous lecture rooms and laboratory classrooms for: Anatomy, Astronomy, Biology, Biotechnology, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Geology, Microbiology, Oceanography, Physics, and Physiology. All of our laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art instruments and accessories.
We offer many certificate, degree and transfer courses and programs. Virtually all of our courses satisfy the IGETC and CSU requirements. Whether you are a science major or wish to be an engineer, doctor, nurse, occupational therapist, dental hygienist, physicians assistant or a pharmacist or are a non-science majors simply seeking to fulfill a GE requirement, Science Division courses are part of established road maps that will guide you to meet your educational goals. More information about the courses and programs available with the various science disciplines is provided in the Program and Course Sections of the college catalog.