Eric Wise

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Contact Information:
  • office phone: 805-730-4317
  • email:
  • office: EBS 324
  • BIOL 101: Plant Biology
  • BMS 146: Human Form & Function 
  • BMS 146L: Human Form & Function Laboratory
  • ENVS 110: Humans and the biological environment

Eric Wise has been a faculty member at Santa Barbara City College since 1990. He earned a bachelor of arts degrees in Biology, Botany, and French from Humboldt State University and a master of arts degree in Biology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He has taught at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Chabot College, Hayward, College of the Sequoias, Visalia, Yuba College, Marysville, and the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Current Courses Taught
Bio 101 Plant Biology – this course is designed for Biology majors and covers the introduction to plants and plant-like organisms.

 BMS 146 – this course is designed for students in the Health Information Technology & Cancer Information Management (HIT/CIM) Program. Eric recently developed a companion class to BMS 146 called BMS 146L: Human Form and Function Laboratory

ENVS 110: Humans and the Biological Environment. This course is offered for environmental studies majors and for all students wanting a better understanding of the key concepts and the scientific principles that provide the  foundation to understanding the myriad of human impacts on our planet

Eric is married to Ashley Wise and has three children, Sarah, Caitlin, and Zen. He likes gardening, raising orchids, playing old time and Irish fiddle music, swimming, travel.

Wise E. Laboratory Manual for Saladin: Anatomy and Physiology: the Unity of Form and Function. Eighth Edition. McGraw-Hill Education. 2018; New York, NY

McCann S, Wise E. Anatomy Coloring Book. Kaplan Publishing. 2017; New York, NY

 Wise E. Human Anatomy Laboratory Manual, Fifth Edition. McGraw-Hill Education. 2017; New York, NY

 Wise E. Laboratory Manual, Seeley’s Anatomy and Physiology. Eleventh Edition. McGraw-Hill Education. 2016; New York, NY

 Plant Biology Lab Manual – 2016

 McFarland R, Wise E. Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual. McGraw-Hill Education. 2014; New York, NY

 Wise E. Botany 123 – Field Botany Booklet, 2012

 Wise E. Artificial Key to the Vascular Plants of Santa Barbara Region, 2012

 Keil, David J - Allen, Robert L - Nishida, Joy H - Wise, Eric A. Addenda to the vascular flora of San Luis Obispo County, California. Madroño 1985; 32 214-224.