Learning by doing is the preferred teaching mode in the Department of Biology. There are opportunities to become involved in open-ended field or laboratory projects. The university is located in a unique ecological region of the southeast, and as a result, opportunities in environmental biology are common. Labs have been equipped to explore new techniques in molecular and cellular biology as well.
Our faculty represent a well-qualified and balanced diversity of the biological subfields, are eclectic in their interests, and work exceptionally well with one another and with students. We value advising and mentoring and encourage students to work closely with one or more of their professors. As a community of learners we believe in high standards, hard work and having fun!
We provide advising for the BA Biology and BS Biology programs including secondary education, pre-professional, pre-veterinary, pre-forestry, and pre-pharmacy concentrations. To complete a degree in biology, students must obtain a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 in all science courses applied to graduation. To enter the pre-professional or pre-veterinary programs one must have achieved and must continue to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better and be making progress toward the degree.