Department of Biological Sciences
Augusta University's Department of Biology seeks to stimulate an interest in scientific inquiry and the diversity of living organisms. It seeks to equip students with skills necessary for future employment in various scientifically-related fields or for further study at graduate and/or professional schools.
About Our Program
Biology is the natural science concerned with the study of living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy. The Department of Biological Sciences at Augusta University provides a broad education in the fundamentals of biology via the classroom setting and through hands-on learning in laboratories. Moreover, the department allows for specialized training by providing opportunities for students to participate in basic and applied research in ecology, genetics, microbiology, plant physiology, aquatic biology, cell and molecular biology, and more. We offer three distinct majors within the Augusta University Department of Biological Sciences: General Biology, Ecology, and a Cellular and Molecular Biology.
Augusta University's Department of Biological Sciences seeks to stimulate an interest in scientific inquiry and the diversity of living organisms. Throughout the program students learn how to apply the scientific method to solving problems, designing experiments, analyzing data, and evaluating conclusions. We encourage students to develop effective communication skills that will allow them to be successful in a scientific career or graduate program. In addition to course work students have multiple opportunities to get involved in research projects directed/supervised by faculty members (see Departmental Research).
The biological sciences curriculum at Augusta University prepares students well for graduate school and professional programs such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, and related fields. Our graduates have a very high success rate gaining admission into these programs, and they frequently report that they are very well prepared for the rigor of these programs thanks to their undergraduate training at Augusta University! Additionally, most students pursuing a B.S. in biology who don't continue in a graduate or professional program find employment immediately upon graduation. To enhance professional development and employment potential, faculty members encourage students to participate in undergraduate research opportunities to gain practical experience.