WNC offering biology course for non-science majors starting July 6

Lindsey Ashbaugh works in a biology class at the Douglas campus of Western Nevada College, in Minden, Nev., on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Photo by Cathleen Allison

Courtesy Steve Yingling, Western Nevada College

Even though Western Nevada College’s Summer Session began on June 13, there is still time to enroll in a biology class starting in July.

Biology 100 is a general biology course designed for non-science majors. The three-credit class meets the University of Nevada, Reno core curriculum science requirement.

Dr. Smriti Bhattarai will teach the online class, which covers fundamental concepts and theories of life science. Major topics in the class include cellular/molecular biology, anatomy, physiology, genetics, evolutions and ecology. Students will also be expected to participate in lab assignments.


The class will start on July 6 and continue through Aug. 2.

Students can register for this course through their personal WNC account, while new students can apply for admission at

For more information about becoming a student at WNC, phone 775-445-3277.

To receive guidance in planning your degree and certification pathways, contact Counseling Services at 775-445-3267.

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