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Biology Department at Belle Glade

The Belle Glade campus of Palm Beach State College is located in the heart of the Everglades Agricultural Area which is the eastern part of the sawgrass marshes and sloughs of the ancient Everglades. The Belle Glade campus has served residents of the Glades and surrounding communities since 1972.

With a wealth of nearby natural resources, the Biology Department at Palm Beach State College - Belle Glade campus is a vital part of the education process. We are a relatively small, family oriented and student friendly college campus responsible for teaching within the several disciplines of the biological sciences and offering courses in Microbiology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Biology and Environmental Conservation and strive to immerse students in the study of living things.

Students can also make discoveries in the science laboratory equipped with tools which allow them to investigate scientific concepts. We always welcome individuals who are passionate about nature and living things. Our 75-acre campus, which is in close proximity to the second largest in the nation freshwater lake, Lake Okeechobee, allows for exploration of the incredibly diverse habitats located here. The unique Everglades ecosystem provides opportunities to gain valuable field experience in the remarkable forests, wildlife refuges and state parks which are also located nearby. Come travel with renowned faculty experts to destinations rich in biological interest.


Full-Time Faculty Info

Dr. Vetaley Stashenko  |  561-993-1451  |  Office:  TEC 217

Dr. Gokarna B. Gharti-Chhetri  |  561-993-1438  |  Office: TEC 262

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