Department of Biology
The Department strives to develop and maintain an academic, cultural and spiritual environment that is conducive to learning in any area of biology. The study of biology affords the students a greater understanding and appreciation for research and experiences related to the chemical and physical basis of biology. These programs will enable the students interested in biology to become outstanding contributors in their area of emphasis and in society at large. The objectives of the Biology Department are:
• To present a broad course of study and experiences with living organisms using experimental methods of inquiry including the skills of investigating scientific phenomena, interpreting findings and communicating results.
• To present sequential courses and experiences to effect competency in using processes of science common to all scientific disciplines reflecting global awareness and multiculturalism.
• To provide knowledge and experiences to enable the student to graduate with academic preparation to successfully compete in the job market, enter graduate school or pursue professional studies.
• To prepare pre-service teachers to become instructional leaders, effective communicators, systematic planners and evolving professionals.
NOTE: Physical Science 104 is not required for the Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, or the General Science Majors. Students may need five years to complete a major in Biology. Majors should consult the Division or Department Chairperson for any changes or substitutions. A comprehensive examination is required upon completion of major course work.
Mission of the Department of Biology
The Department of Biology seeks to enable students in Biology to become outstanding contributors in their areas of interest and in society at large. The objectives of the Biology Department are:
• To engage in research and service-based learning
• To emphasize the principles that govern biological systems
• To produce graduates who can successfully compete in the job market, enter graduate school or pursue professional studies.
• To prepare educators to become instructional leaders, effective communicators, systematic planners and evolving professionals.