The Department of Biology seeks to stimulate an interest in scientific inquiry and
the diversity of living organisms. We 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.
Biology is the natural science concerned with the study of living organisms, including
their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy.
We provide a broad education in the fundamentals of biology via the classroom setting
and through hands-on learning in laboratories. We also allow 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.
Our curriculum prepares students for graduate school and professional programs such
as medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, and related fields. To enhance
professional development and employment potential, faculty members encourage students
to participate in undergraduate research opportunities to gain practical experience.
We offer a Bachelor of Science with the following concentrations:
- General Biology
- Cellular and Molecular Biology
- Biology with Secondary Education Certification
- Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology with Integrated Masters of Arts in Teaching
Throughout the program students learn how to apply the scientific method to solving
problems, designing experiments, analyzing data, and evaluating conclusions. In addition
to course work students have multiple opportunities to get involved in departmental research projects directed/supervised by faculty members.
detailed list of courses required for each majorDEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES NEWSLETTER