The Biology Department strives for excellence in undergraduate education by providing a challenging and supportive environment for students to 1) understand and apply a broad range of biological principles; 2) develop critical thinking, investigating and communication skills through course work and collaborative research; and 3) become informed and principled citizens pursuing a variety of careers in an increasingly technological world.
Our challenging, inquiry-based, research-rich curriculum is deliberately designed to provide our students with the right tools for a bright future in any area of biology. Courses ranging from genes to organisms and cells to ecosystems give broad background yet allow specialization in a student’s area of interest and are complemented by an emphasis on hands-on inquiry.
The biology-education track, B.S. prepares a student for employment as a secondary school educator. It allows students more breadth to their college degree where they pair their biology studies with requirements from the education discipline. This degree track is tailored to be compatible and must be completed with a secondary education B.A. major.
For additional programs and courses in this department, see Biology.