The department offers courses with laboratory and field experiences that teach students about a variety of organisms and their molecular and cellular structure, physiology, heredity, development, evolution, and ecological interactions. Many opportunities exist for student-faculty research, using equipment ranging from balances and light microscopes to ultracentrifuges, liquid scintillation counters, a PCR system and other forms of DNA analysis, computerized image analysis, a scanning electron microscope, a confocal microscope, and electrophysiology setups. Facilities include research and teaching laboratories, a greenhouse, and an 880-acre arboretum.
You can major in this subject.
For more information, see the Biology department site.
Marlena Hartman-Filson '13 majors in Biology