The Department of Biology offers majors in Biology and Environmental Science leading to a Bachelor of Science degree and a minor in Biology. Biology students may elect a curriculum for a major in Biology, Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, Pre-Optometry, or Teaching Certification (Elementary or Secondary).
The Department also offers study beyond the bachelor's degree leading to a Master of Science in Biology. A limited number of teaching assistant-ships are usually available. Interested students should consult the Graduate Programs section of the catalog or the chair of the Department of Biology. There are opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to join funded projects. Students should contact appropriate faculty for these opportunities.
There are currently 35 faculty members who actively engage in Integrative and Integrative and Organismal Biology Research as well as Research in Cellular and Molecular Biology. Each faculty member has approximately 600 square feet research lab space located in the science building. The labs are outfitted for research in the above areas and both undergraduate and graduate students actively participate in research in the Department of Biology. Additional equipment is also available for use through the Department of Biology's pool of teaching and instructional equipment.
The Department of Biology maintains active research programs as well as a high standard of excellence with regard to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. A Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC) is located next to our building. This center offers significant collaboration opportunities in research.