Biology students study living organisms and the processes of life. Our faculty train students in the rapidly-expanding field of biology and pursue discovery through individual and collaborative research activities.
Students experience a wide variety of classroom environments from large lecture sections to small group discussions and intensive laboratory-oriented courses. Laboratory courses include topics such as genomics, bioinformatics, comparative anatomy, ecology, ichthyology, invertebrate zoology, molecular genetics, plant systematics and recombinantDNA technology, as well as many other laboratory experiences across the biological disciplines.
How will I focus my studies?
The Department of Biology offers two undergraduate degree programs, the bachelor of science (B.S.) and the bachelor of arts (B.A.) in biology. These two programs are structured to meet the needs of all students who are interested in a career in the broad area of the life sciences.
Both of our undergraduate degrees provide excellent preparation for students preparing to attend graduate school and medical, dental or other medicine-related professional schools.