Biology Department Mission
The mission of the Department of Biology is to provide a challenging and supportive educational experience for our students so that each student can achieve his or her educational goals. Our Biology curriculum is sufficiently diverse to prepare our students for the broad variety of postgraduate opportunities that exist in biology; it is unified so that each student experiences all the relevant areas of biology, and it is current and reflective of the new information and methodology in the field. The Biology major provides a strong grounding in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics, and then allows flexibility in the selection of electives. Recommendations for electives are offered for students interested in pursuing interests in medicine, specialized graduate study, the many careers in the allied health professions, and the teaching of biology in secondary schools. The Environmental Science curriculum is sufficiently diverse to prepare our students for the broad variety of postgraduate opportunities that exist in this field. The Environmental Science major also provides hands-on research experience which will better prepare students for employment and graduate studies.