Buzz! Buzz! At Monmouth, your Educational Studies professor doubles as the College's beekeeper.
Our biology curriculum offers an opportunity for students to understand the structures and processes that characterize life and appreciate the tremendous diversity of living organisms.
Course work is balanced among three scales of biological organization: cell and molecular biology; physiology and organismal biology; and ecology and evolutionary biology.
An important component of the major is independent research that enables students to become familiar with the process of science by investigating a specific biological problem in the laboratory or field. With several local research areas – including a nature preserve and our Educational Garden & Farm – there are no shortage of hands-on learning opportunities.
Most courses are extensive rather than intensive in content, providing students with considerable breadth in the biological sciences as a whole. An emphasis in Global Food Security may also be added to this major as a minor.
Check out the Spring Grove Prairie Cemetery burn in March 2022.
The Global Public Health minor focuses on improving physical and mental health around the world by researching disease and treatments, promoting healthy lifestyles, and studying prevention of illness and injury.
Its interdisciplinary courses combine kinesiology, modern languages and psychology to give students the perfect preparation for a career in public health or to prepare to attend graduate or medical school.
The LeSuer Nature Preserve provides opportunities for field classes and research.
Rolling hills split by a small stream offer upland grassland, forest, riparian, and aquatic habitats for study. Restoration of the entire area to pre-settlement conditions, hello native prairie grass, provides abundant opportunities for student research. Water quality monitoring and aquatic ecology studies are also possible in the stream.