Ben J Pundit

Faculty - OYO

Life Science

Office: RDM-S Saguaro - Room: 275

480-525-7443 (mobile)

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 

Online

Online

 

Online

 
By appointmentBy appointment By appointment 

LOCATION DAYS ROOM
Red Mountain Mon, Tue and Thur S-275

 

Profile

I am an Assistant Professor. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Pre-Medicine from Concordia University in Irvine, CA, and a Master of Arts in Psychology from Pepperdine University. Since then, I worked as a mental health therapist, Social Services Director in a nursing facility, a social worker in a hospital, a crisis counselor and a crisis evaluator in an Emergency Room, and a Site Coordinator who managed 25 staff members and 950 severely mentally ill consumers in Tucson and Phoenix, AZ.

I also earned a Doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine in 2006 from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ. I was trained in OB/GYN and Natural birth and in family medicine/Endocrinology/Pain management. I had experience working at local hospitals and clinics.

I have been an Assistant Professor since September 2003 and currently teach at several local universities. From 2010 to 2013, I served as an Area-Chair of the Undergraduate and Graduate Psychology program at the University of Phoenix – Phoenix Campus, where he managed 50 faculties and oversaw both the undergraduate and graduate programs. In 2016, I received an Outstanding Faculty of the Year award in the Social Sciences Department at the University of Phoenix. I served as a Department Chair at Arizona Christian University for 6 years. I have been teaching at Maricopa Community Colleges for the past 6 years. 

Classes Taught

Spring 2024

BIO181 General Biology (Majors) I 4 Credits

The study and principles of structure and function of organisms at the molecular and cellular levels. A detailed exploration of the chemistry of life, the cell, and genetics.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in RDG100, or RDG100LL, or higher, or eligibility for CRE101. One year of high school or one semester of college-level biology and chemistry is strongly recommended.

General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27025
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
TuTh
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching, and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or have an open license copyright that permits no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, retention, redistribution, and adaptation by others.

Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Class 27025 Students get hands-on experience doing an original research assignment.

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 27025 must also register for .

27042
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/17/2024 - 05/10/2024
MoWe
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Class Ended

Notes: Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching, and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or have an open license copyright that permits no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, retention, redistribution, and adaptation by others.

Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 27042 must also register for .

27028

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Ended

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching, and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or have an open license copyright that permits no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, retention, redistribution, and adaptation by others.

Class 27028 A lab kit must be purchased from Home Science Tools https://www.homesciencetools.com/product/mcc-hybrid-bio-181-kit/

Class 27028 Students may contact instructor at: benjamin.pundit@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 27028 must also register for .

27026
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
Tu
11:00 AM - 1:50 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching, and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or have an open license copyright that permits no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, retention, redistribution, and adaptation by others.

Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Class 27026 Students get hands-on experience doing an original research assignment.

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 27026 must also register for .

28887
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lab
01/17/2024 - 05/10/2024
We
11:00 AM - 1:50 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching, and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or have an open license copyright that permits no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, retention, redistribution, and adaptation by others.

Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 28887 must also register for .

28888

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Ended

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 28888 Students may contact instructor at: benjamin.pundit@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 28888 must also register for .

BIO201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 Credits

Study of structure and function of the human body. Topics include cells, tissues, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, and nervous system.

Prerequisites: C or better in (BIO156, or BIO156XT, or BIO181, or BIO181XT, or 1 yr of high school biology) and (RDG100, or RDG100LL, or higher, or eligibility for CRE101). CHM130 or higher or one year of high school chemistry suggested but not required.

General Education Designations: Natural Sciences General [SG]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
34394

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lab
01/16/2024 - 03/08/2024

Class Ended

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

This is an accelerated 8-week Online class that does not meet at specific class times.

Lab manual will be available through Canvas at no cost.

This course uses proctored online exams which require a computer (PC or Mac computer, or a newer iPad, or Chromebook) with a microphone and a webcam, and a reliable internet connection

Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching, and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or have an open license copyright that permits no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, retention, redistribution, and adaptation by others.

Students may contact instructor at: benjamin.pundit@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 34394 must also register for .

Fall 2024

BIO181 General Biology (Majors) I 4 Credits

The study and principles of structure and function of organisms at the molecular and cellular levels. A detailed exploration of the chemistry of life, the cell, and genetics.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in RDG100, or RDG100LL, or higher, or eligibility for CRE101. One year of high school or one semester of college-level biology and chemistry is strongly recommended.

General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
13706
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024
TuTh
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Open

19 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching, and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or have an open license copyright that permits no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, retention, redistribution, and adaptation by others.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 13706 must also register for .

13707
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lab
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024
Tu
8:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Open

19 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 13707 must also register for .

BIO201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 Credits

Study of structure and function of the human body. Topics include cells, tissues, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, and nervous system.

Prerequisites: C or better in (BIO156, or BIO156XT, or BIO181, or BIO181XT, or 1 yr of high school biology) and (RDG100, or RDG100LL, or higher, or eligibility for CRE101). CHM130 or higher or one year of high school chemistry suggested but not required.

General Education Designations: Natural Sciences General [SG]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
14914
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Open

35 of 48
Seats Available

Notes: Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching, and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or have an open license copyright that permits no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, retention, redistribution, and adaptation by others.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 14914 must also register for one of .

14915
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
9:30 AM - 10:55 AM

Open

16 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 14915 must also register for .

15287
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
12:30 PM - 1:55 PM

Open

19 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 15287 must also register for .

BIO202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 Credits

Continuation of structure and function of the human body. Topics include endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems, pregnancy and development, and fluid and electrolyte balance.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in BIO201 or BIO201XT.

General Education Designations: Natural Sciences General [SG]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
13763
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
7:05 PM - 8:20 PM

Open

26 of 48
Seats Available

Notes: Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 13763 must also register for one of .

13764
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
5:25 PM - 6:50 PM

Open

6 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 13764 must also register for .

15612
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
8:30 PM - 9:55 PM

Open

20 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 15612 must also register for .

Degrees & Awards

Doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine

Master of Arts in Psychology. 

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