Biological matter.

A major in biology blends knowledge of basic scientific processes with an appreciation of the phenomenon of life.

You'll study a wide range of subjects, from microbiology and ecology to chemistry, and participate in special research projects that support a solid scientific foundation.

Qualified students are eligible for membership in Beta Beta Beta, the Xi Gamma Chapter of the National Biology Honor Society. Members participate in regional and national research symposia that will strengthen your learning.

The Biology Department encourages you to join faculty in approved external research opportunities. Our state-of-the-art equipment and instrumentation provide unique opportunities not typically found in a small university setting. We house research facilities in:

  • Molecular biology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Bioanthropology
  • Ornithology
  • Entomology

Biology is a great choice for a major if you're interested in a health profession. Biology faculty are represented on the Health Professions Advisory Committee, CHPAC, which helps you prepare for and apply to post-graduate schools in the health professions that include:

  • Physician
  • Dentist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician assistant
  • Optometrist
  • Veterinarian
  • Physical therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Podiatrist
  • Public health professional

News and Updates

Stay up to date with the most recent biology program news and events; visit the department of biology page.