About the Department
Biology is of fundamental importance in a liberal arts education, since by its very nature it provides students with a keener insight into and a deeper appreciation of the many facets of living systems. For the non-major, biology often serves as the only introduction to science and methods employed in scientific endeavors. For both non-majors and majors alike, a study of biology may provide life-long vocational interests. Those who major in biology are provided with a substantial background in all aspects of living organisms.
A biology degree is not only valuable for advanced studies, but also provides a background for the pursuit of a variety of careers in teaching, marine biology, medical and biological research, allied health services, forestry, wildlife biology, horticulture, pollution control, museum work, environmental studies and land-use planning.
The Department of Biology has facilities both on the main campus downtown as well as at the Grice Marine Laboratory (GML) at Ft. Johnson. Undergraduate courses are given in both locations.
Students who are considering majoring in biology should visit the Department of Biology early in their college careers to consult with advisors and to obtain information necessary to plan their programs of studies.