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Biology

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.

  • Margaret Taylor '10 in a Hulings Hall biology lab
    Margaret Taylor '10 in a Hulings Hall biology lab
  • Biology students scuba diving in Australia
    Biology students scuba diving in Australia