The Department of Biology covers the spectrum of biological organization from the molecular world to the ecosystems all around us. The department offers undergraduate degrees in Biology, Molecular Biology and Biology with a concentration in Environmental Science or in Education and graduate degrees in Biology, Molecular Biology and Biology with a concentration in Ecology and Evolution, Physiology or Pedagogy. We offer more condensed courses to the campus community that fulfill general education requirements. Beyond what the Department offers, we maintain significant roles in the interdisciplinary BS in Science Informatics, BS/MS in Marine Biology and Coastal Sciences and PhD in Environmental Management. Externally, we participate with other institutions in articulated medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, nursing and optometry. We see immense value in experiences, which is why hands-on research training is a cornerstone of our programs and courses. The research and coursework your given will emphasize the integrative nature of biological studies.
In reflection of the larger mission of the University and the College, the Biology Department strives to foster the ability to critically examine information and discover new knowledge through rigorous scientific reasoning in budding life scientists. These generally imperative skills are then applied to serving the best interests of the region.
Research, writing and hands-on experiences in the classroom and laboratory provide the means for students of the biological sciences to develop the practical and intellectual skills required to succeed as productive members of society in imperative and rewarding careers. Our programs are designed and implemented to promote educational equity and academic excellence through close interactions between faculty and students in the classroom, in the research laboratory and in the field.
Incoming freshmen can view the New Students page for information and requirements for entering into the program!