About the Department & Facilities


By providing a learning environment that values critical thinking, curiosity, objectivity and respect for diversity, the Biology Department seeks to:

  • Guide students in the development of an understanding of life science concepts that will enable them to make informed decisions about career, the environment and other areas of human endeavor as responsible, informed members of the community.
  • Enable students to acquire skills and habits of mind that allow for safe, accurate, objective and effective scientific inquiry.
  • Serve the diverse needs of the community by providing, through an appropriate array of life science courses, opportunities for every student to acquire a solid academic foundation upon which to become successful in his or her pursuit of further education, career and a lifetime of learning.
  • Continue to assess the Biology Department curricula in support of the Mission of the College.

Contacting Us

Department Address

  • Biology Department
  • Community College of Rhode Island
  • Knight Campus
  • 400 East Avenue
  • Warwick, Rhode Island 02886-1807

Telephone for General information

  • Knight Campus: 401-825-2340
  • Flanagan Campus: 401-333-7188

Telephone for the Labs

  • Knight Campus: 401-825-2228
  • Flanagan Campus: 401-333-7287
  • Liston Campus: 401-455-6083
  • Newport Campus: 401-851-1615

Knight Campus Fax:

  • 401-825-1173

College & Departmental Policies - PDF* from the catalog

Contact Information

Christine Turenius-Bell

Knight Campus
Room 3288
Tel: 401-825-2400

Karen Bouchard
Secretary/Website Content Manager
Tel: 401-825-2340
Fax: 401-825-1173

This page developed and maintained by Biology. Send comments and suggestions to kbouchard@ccri.edu.

Last Updated: 7/18/18