About Us

The Biology Department offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in biology. We offer a variety of undergraduate majors, specializations and minors. We support allied programs, such as nursing and clinical sciences, and we contribute to interdisciplinary programs, including biochemistry, environmental science, and neuroscience.

Biology courses emphasize fundamental concepts of biology at the molecular, cellular, organismal, population and community levels. Our many laboratory and field courses provide students with first-hand experience in understanding biological concepts, thus furthering their understanding of life.

The Biology Department is also active in a variety of biological research programs led by our faculty. In many cases, both undergraduate and graduate students participate in this work.