Offered by the Department of Biology
Professors Kirby, Maris (chairperson)
Associate Professors: Clifford, Hensley, Kagle, Stein
The Department of Biology offers three degrees and two concentrations leading to the baccalaureate degree. The department also offers a minor in Biology.
Programs leading to the B.S. degree give a solid liberal arts background and a foundation of Science courses in Botany, Zoology, Cell Biology, Ecology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. With close advisement you may concentrate in any one of several areas: Botany, Physiology, Ecology, and Cellular Biology, among others. A unique feature of all Biology degrees is the requirement to complete an undergraduate research project. These programs meet the minimum requirements for medical schools. The Biology program is excellent preparation for graduate school. Many Biology graduates become technicians in hospitals and research laboratories. Others go into sales positions with medical and pharmaceutical supply companies, while still others find employment in the environmental and ecological fields.
Those students preparing for a career in medicine may meet the minimum requirements for medical, dental, chiropractic, veterinary, and physical therapy schools with proper course selection under the B.S. degree.
The minor in biology is designed to broaden and expand the knowledge of students especially those in biology-related curricula. The requirements for a minor are a total of at least 20 hours of semester credit.