Biology Department Objectives

  1. To provide an opportunity for the student to become familiar with the principal phenomena of life and to foster the continuous development of understanding and proficiency in the biological sciences.
  2. To provide training in molecular, cellular, organismal, ecological, and environmental Biology and to assist the student in the application of the knowledge acquired in collateral preparation in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics.
  3. To encourage an understanding and appreciation of inquiry and its practice as the “process” underlying the logic of Biology and its ancillary sciences; to help the student learn some of the major methods and skills involved, including evaluation and relevance.
  4. To provide training and technical background for the student having Biology prerequisites for professional preparation.
  5. To prepare the student for graduate study in science, the health professions, and/or careers in Biology, including teaching, technology, public service, and research.