majors and Programs
Biology at Westmont includes cellular & molecular and environmental studies & natural history tracks. Our students gain extensive lab and fieldwork experience through five teaching laboratories and a variety of off-campus opportunities. With our campus ideally situated for marine or terrestrial biology, we offer frequent trips to local beaches, an Elephant Seal Rookery, and Anacapa/Santa Cruz Islands. Students will also visit the Los Padres National Forest and Yosemite National Park, with further opportunities through the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Santa Barbara Zoo.
Those who wish to study off-campus can take part in the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies programs, which offers summer experiences in a variety of locations, or the semester-long Creatiion Care Stewardship programs, with sites in Belize and New Zealand. Biology additionally now has an affiliation with all Duke University field study programs.
For more information, please visit the Biology Deparmtment website.