We study life—from single cells to human beings and beyond, what makes our world tick.

“The science of exceptions”

The curriculum in Biology offers an opportunity for students to understand the structures and processes that characterize life and to appreciate the tremendous diversity of living organisms.

Course Work

Course work is balanced among three scales of biological organization: Cell/Molecular, Physiology/Organismal, and Ecology/Evolution.

An important component of the major is independent research that enables the student to become familiar with the process of science by investigating a specific biological problem in the laboratory or field.

Facilities, Habitats, & Programs

The Department of Biology occupies the Chism Biology Wing of the Center for Science & Business. In addition to the comfortable classrooms and well-equipped laboratories that this building provides, the department has access to multiple facilities, habitats, and programs.

  • LeSuer Nature Preserve

    come experience theGlory of Nature.

  • Global Public Health

    Minor inSolving world problems.