Sciences
Science aims to study the natural world and all things in it. From the smallest subatomic particles to the mysteries of the universe, those who study science want to understand it all. The science discipline at Klamath Community College includes biology, chemistry, environmental science, geology, and physics. Each of these divisions studies a different part of our world. Come join the us and experience the joy of discovery!

"Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge."

-Carl Sagan

Prospective Jobs

  • Wildlife Biologist: The common entry-level education requirement for this occupation is a bachelor's degree. Those with a master's degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market.

  • Microbiologist: The common entry-level education requirement for this occupation is a bachelor's degree. Those with a master's degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market.

  • Chemist: The common entry-level education requirement for this occupation is a bachelor's degree. Those with a master's degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market.

  • Geologist: Thecommon entry-level education requirement for this occupation is a bachelor's degree. Those with a master's degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market.

  • Physicist: The common entry-level education requirement for this occupation is a master's degree. Those with a doctoral or professional degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market.

  • Science Teacher (College Level): The common entry-level education requirement for this occupation is a master's degree. Those with a doctoral or professional degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market.

Questions and Answers

What is biology?

Biology is the science concerning the study of life and living things. It is a rather broad category that covers things like cell structures and DNA as well as physiology. At KCC we offer classes in biology ranging from anatomy to forensic anthropology.

What is chemistry?

Chemistry is the branch of science that studies matter. Chemists study the structures, properties, and changes of matter. KCC offers many different chemistry classes including a chemistry and physics class tailored specifically for firefighters.

What is environmental science?

Environmental science is a field that includes various sciences that study the environment. This includes sciences like biology, chemistry, zoology, geology, and ecology and the ways they pertain to the environment. Forest ecology, environmental issues, and tree and shrub identification are some of the Klamath Community College course offerings in environmental science.

What is geology?

Geology, at its simplest, is the study of the Earth. Geologists study the materials that make up the Earth, as well as the forces that act upon those materials. KCC offers courses in physical and historical geology as well as the geology of our specific area.

What is physics?

Physics is the study of the motion and behavior of matter. Physics is one of the fields of science that changes often as we expand and change our knowledge of the universe. Students can choose between the fundamentals of physics, algebra-based physics, or calculus-based physics.

Faculty

Dr. Mark Cassady
Faculty: Anatomy & Physiology
Eleazar Gutierrez
Faculty: Biology & Physics
Dr. Barbara Mann
Faculty: Chemistry
Dodi Wilson
Faculty: Biology
Julia Nicholas
Adjunct: General Ed. Science
Michael West
SIM Lab coordinator; Adjunct A&P