The biology department offers a curriculum that provides the student with a broad core of background information in biology and related disciplines. This prepares the student for many careers in biology, or for advanced study in the health professions or graduate school.

Careers In Biology

Graduates with a degree from the Department of Biology have:

  • Pursued additional training in the fields of Veterinary Medicine, Human Health Care, and Allied Health
  • Worked within the pharmaceutical industry
  • Worked within various government agencies
  • National Park Service
     - United States Department of Agriculture
     - United States Food and Drug Administration
     - United States Fish and Wildlife Service
     - United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • Worked with Environmental Consulting Firms
  • Worked with animals in Zoos
  • Served as Animal advocates in Conservation and Animal Welfare Programs
  • Worked in the Education Sector

A series of biology and free elective course options offer the student the opportunity to specialize in an area of his or her own choosing.

Specializations In Biology

  • Botany
    This specialization is designed for students interested in taxonomy and applied uses of plants. Students take courses in plant anatomy, plant physiology and plant communities. 
     
  • Ecology/Environmental Biology
    This specialization is designed for students interested in ecology and conservation biology. Students take courses in plant and animal biology as well as soils, ecology, wildlife conservation and aquatic ecology. 
     
  • Microbiology and Biotechnology
    This specialization is designed for students interested in developing skills used in a variety of laboratory environments. Students take courses in physiology, statistics, microbiology and molecular biology. 
     
  • Pre-professional Biology
    This specialization is designed for students interested in continuing their education in graduate or professional school. Students take courses in microbiology, physiology, immunology, histology and cell biology. 
     
  • Zoology
    This specialization is designed for students interested in animal biology. Students take courses devoted to invertebrates, fish, birds, amphibians and mammals. 

Contact Kathryn Ponnock for more information.