The mission of the Biology Education B.S. degree program is to prepare students for life-long learning and teaching about Biology and its involvement in our world by providing empirical learning through course and laboratory exercises, educational field experiences, and participation in research, internships, and cooperative education programs.


The Department of Biology recognizes excellent student education as its first priority. In addition to formal programs of study, we offer opportunities for research, service, field and laboratory activities, and secondary education training.

Our Philosophy and Values
The Department of Biology believes that students and faculty have a shared responsibility to obtain knowledge. Faculty should maintain their expertise by ongoing investigation, presentation, and pursuit of scholarly activities. In addition to the pursuit of scholarly information in biology, students should develop skills in communication, analysis, and critical thinking relevant to biology and other disciplines.