When many students think of biology, they begin by envisioning a particular organism, a population or community of organisms. This field is an important element to any Biology Department and we offer faculty who focus on a variety of different taxa (see below), as well as degrees aimed at making organismal biology a career choice. Many of our courses incorporate elements of organismal biology into the laboratory experience and research experiences are also an option.
Students interested in this area might consider any of the Biology Department majors, especially biology, ecology, zoology and botany.
Becker (plants), Brown (birds), Bruggink (birds, mammals), Cumberlidge (crustaceans), Galbreath (mammals, parasites), Graves (reptiles, amphibians), Leonard (fish), Lindsay (birds), Rebertus (plants and mammals), Strand (invertebrates)