Biology

The mission of the Department of Biology is to provide responsible, exemplary learning opportunities for students to explore the unity, diversity and complexity of life.  We encourage active learning to develop each student's ability to acquire and critically interpret knowledge of basic facts and theories of biology, to relate that knowledge to other subject areas, and to communicate his or her understanding to others. The study of biology provides an opportunity to learn about living things on many different levels.  You can study biology on a small scale like the molecular level or on a large scale like the ecological level or anywhere in between.  There are many different opportunities to have rewarding careers from your study of biology or biomedical sciences.  The study of biology provides an opportunity to learn about living things on many different levels.  You can study biology on a small scale like the molecular level or on a large scale like the ecological level or anywhere in between.  There are many different opportunities to have rewarding careers from your study of biology or biomedical sciences.  Some of the exciting careers that a study of biology can prepare you for include:
 

Health Care—physicians, dentists, physical therapists, nurses, clinical medicine, optometrist
Research—microbiologist, biotechnician, pharmacist, geneticist, forensic scientist
Animal or plant sciences—veterinarian, agriculture, zoo biologist
Environment and conservation—park ranger, ecologist
Education—high school biology teacher, elementary or middle school science teacher