The mission of the Biology Department is to provide an excellent undergraduate and graduate education in the life sciences. The curricula of our two majors, comprehensive biology and pre-health science aim to expose students to a wide variety of classroom, laboratory, and field experiences fundamental to the life sciences. Through programs supported by institutions such as the NASA University Research Center, the department provides opportunities to conduct hands-on scientific research on a broad field of expertise from cell signaling to phylogenetics. Students also have excellent opportunities to engage in independent research projects in laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. Graduates are prepared to pursue employment in biological laboratories, pursue graduate or further study in the health professions.
Warren E. Williams, Ph.D.