The Biology Department offers undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biology, the Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science, and minors in Biology and Environmental Issues. In addition, there are pre-professional programs in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Professions.
The faculty members in the department have a broad range of expertise in biology and are involved in research in their respective fields. Our curriculum is designed to prepare students for graduate study, professional study or employment; it is based on a core of four courses followed by elective courses in biology that reflect the student's career and personal interests. In addition to the traditional biology courses, students have the opportunity to participate in research through independent study in the department or through summer internship experiences. Biology is a very exciting and rapidly-changing field, and our goal is to have our students, in addition to acquiring a body of knowledge, share in the excitement of discovery. While we are one of the larger departments at Lincoln, we get to know our students well and encourage them to be active members of the Biology Department family.
The Environmental Science curriculum is designed to provide a thorough foundation in the basic sciences with an emphasis in biology through courses such as General Ecology, Botany, Invertebrate Zoology, Microbiology and Microbial Ecology. Students are encouraged to explore related areas such as environmental ethics and environmental policy.
In educating our students, we strive to challenge them in order to develop their independent and analytical reasoning skills, their communication skills, their appreciation of biological discoveries, and their ability to conduct original laboratory investigations. Our ultimate goal is to see our students go on to graduate school, professional school (medical, dental or veterinary), or relevant positions in government, private industry or education.