Biology Mission and Outcomes


Biology is a rapidly expanding, widely diverse discipline embracing all aspects of life. The department is committed to ensuring that our biologists are well-prepared for the challenges of the future.

Courses are offered in the basic disciplines of biology: molecular, cellular, organismal, ecological and evolutionary. Emphasis is on the interrelationships among these divisions. These learning opportunities feature investigative laboratory experiences. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for graduate programs in the life sciences and professional programs in medicine, dentistry and physical therapy, as well as for highly competitive entry-level positions requiring a BS-level background in biology.

The department offers the bachelor of science degree and the bachelor of arts degree, as well as secondary education certification with both degrees.  



Students will:

  1. Demonstrate biological knowledge appropriate for the course level.
  2. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the scientific method.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to communicate scientific concepts and findings, both in oral and written format.
  4. Apply interdisciplinary knowledge to the biological sciences.
  5. Demonstrate an awareness of ethical issues in the life sciences.
  6. Use equipment, technology and materials appropriate for the discipline.
  • Spring Visit Day 2015
  • Golf Classic 2015
  • Summer School 2015