The Department of Biological Sciences offers a range of introductory and advanced courses in the areas of:

  • zoology
  • botany
  • microbiology
  • cell and molecular biology
  • ecology

The B.S. degree program is designed to provide students with a solid foundation for employment, or future study that can lead to employment, in the biological sciences, within the context of a broad liberal arts education.

In addition, our curriculum prepares students for employment, or future study that can lead to employment, in the health sciences (medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, nursing, pharmacy, etc), environmental fields, teaching, and many areas of research (academic, industrial, governmental, medical, etc.)

The biology faculty aim to facilitate a well-rounded educational experience for each student by providing challenging in-class instruction, hands-on laboratory and field experiences, and opportunities to engage in independent study.