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The Biology Department offers programs which promote student understanding of fundamental concepts in a wide-range of biological disciplines as well as hands-on experience through laboratory research and internship opportunities. We believe that students need both theoretical and practical experience as preparation for careers involving animal and plant physiology, developmental biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, ecology and biotechnology.
Our curriculum prepares students for graduate study in biology in such areas as allied health careers, medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and genetic engineering as well as employment in government, university, hospital and commercial laboratories.
Because we are a relatively small college, we can provide meaningful interaction with students both inside and outside of class. Students are involved in faculty research through the Independent Learning experience in their senior year and are often co-authors on papers and presentations at scientific meetings.