The general objectives of the department are:
The major is a liberal arts-based program that prepares students for a variety of opportunities after graduation, including entry into biology-related professional occupations, pursuit of advanced graduate study in biology, enrollment at medical and allied health professional schools, and teaching at the primary and secondary levels. Students in the Department of Biology learn firsthand about the work of a biological scientist.
They learn about both classic experiments and cutting edge research in biology from the classic literature, the finest textbooks, and current primary scientific literature. In the classroom, in the field, and in laboratories, scientific inquiry is the basis for learning, enhanced and encouraged by experienced, dedicated professors and the shared experiences of the class.
Students construct hypotheses, develop research proposals, and hone their investigative and analytical skills through their work in course laboratories, research with faculty members, and mentored research at other institutions. Biology students discuss each other’s work, write research papers, and submit their findings via scientific poster presentations.
This rich set of experiences allows each student to realize the concept goals of the biology program noted below. The biology program has been designed to give all majors in the department exposure to the complete range of disciplines within biology. The biology core courses, which are required of all biology students, provide a solid foundation within biology from the molecular to the ecosystem level. Students then supplement this core curriculum through the selection of upper-level biology option courses in their particular areas of interest.
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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