Bachelor of Science, Department of Biology

Students studying wildlife in a creek

See program requirements, course sequences and more in the Course Catalog.

Program Mission

The mission of the Biology Program is to prepare majors to appreciate and understand biological diversity across levels of organization and apply biological principles and the scientific method to think critically and solve problems in an evidence-based manner. Majors will engage in collaborative and creative experimental- and literature-driven research, which involves measuring data, generating questions, using statistical tools, and drawing evidence-based inferences. Graduates will effectively communicate their work in both written and oral form. They will be prepared to enter graduate and professional schools, to teach at the secondary-school level, or to enter the work force.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Active research involving students in every phase of the research process.
  • Opportunities to be involved in exciting trips and activities centered around gaining a better understanding of the natural world and experiencing new people and places and environments.
  • Energetic, professionally trained, passionate faculty.
  • A wide variety of courses allowing students to specialize in sub-disciplines of interest or maintain a broad, generalized track.
  • A proven track record of alumni success.


Terry Malloy, Ph.D.
Department Chair
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Other Department Offerings

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology
  • Biology for Prospective Middle School and High School Teachers (BA)
  • Minor in Biology