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.