Department of Biology
The Department of Biology has a friendly atmosphere, with outgoing faculty who teach, advise, and collaborate with students to help them meet their goals. In biology courses, "learning by doing" is the guiding philosophy, and biology majors use cutting-edge techniques in classrooms with state-of-the-art equipment. Biology majors are individually advised by faculty members, who guide students through their coursework and help them plan for careers or graduate education. Many biology majors also work with faculty on research projects. Such experiences enrich the academic careers of students, and many biology majors have won awards for their research at regional and national scientific meetings. In addition, two student organizations provide students with opportunities for enrichment, service, and leadership.