Department of Biology


Exploring and Explaining our Natural World

The Department of Biology offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in several biology disciplines and prepares students for professional degree programs in medicine, dentistry and physical therapy.

Talented faculty and staff, dedicated to teaching and learning by doing, paired with well-equipped labs and research centers provide an active learning environment for students. Faculty mentors guide laboratory and field experiences and independent research projects to enhance the academic curriculum. 

Our research facilities include a greenhouse, herbarium and laboratories that specialize in microbiology, cell and tissue culture, phytoplankton, reproduction research and endocrine analysis, aquatic toxicology, DNA sequencing and analysis, yeast molecular genetic and histological studies.

Our students find opportunities to learn from peers, alumni, experts in the field as well as our distinguished faculty.