Our goal in the Biology Department is to give students a first-rate educational experience in modern biology, incorporating experiential learning and opportunities to conduct hypothesis-driven research. We provide an exciting and challenging academic environment by combining excellence in research with a deep commitment to education. Our graduates will have a solid foundation for any career opportunities that use biology as a foundation. They will be inspired to become life-long learners in the evolving world of the biological sciences. Our overarching goal is to prepare our students for successful entry into the workforce with a career in a health science, industrial or research area.

The department offers a wide range of lecture, laboratory, seminar and independent research courses. Our curriculum not only provides students with facts and concepts in biology but also emphasizes analytical skills and scientific reasoning. Upon the completion of our program, we expect our students to:

  1. Master factual and conceptual knowledge in biology that will provide a solid foundation for success in advanced training and professional careers.
  2. Develop an ability to summarize, integrate and organize information.
  3. Use scientific reasoning to evaluate the potential for current research and new discoveries to improve our understanding of biology and its relevance to human health and our natural world.