While working towards a biology or zoology degree, students will learn from outstanding professors, gain hands-on research in the labs of the state-of-the-art Shineman Center and the living laboratory of the Rice Creek Biological Field Station, and become well-prepared for in-demand professional opportunities or graduate school pursuits.
With their ability to think critically, communicate effectively, and solve complex problems with creativity and independent judgment, biology and zoology majors make great employees in any field. Majors discover new knowledge to better understand themselves, the world, and their place in it, whether it be working in science or using their knowledge to make informed decisions that impact society.
Majors and Minors
After completing introductory core courses, students and professors work together to design a program of additional courses to fit student’s professional career interests. Careful selection of electives, research courses, internships, and cognates can be used to prepare students for careers, graduate studies, or training at professional schools including medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine.
Our department boasts an outstanding faculty who are committed to a high standard of teaching, research, and service to the college community. We believe in working closely with students to build a learning-centered community where the discovery of knowledge plays an important role in every student's academic career.
Our department has state-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation for both teaching and research purposes, and because we specialize in undergraduate education, our students have a lot of hands-on experiences. Along with shared facilities such as the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Center, microscopy suites, and the 400-acre Rice Creek Field Station, we also have a greenhouse, herbarium, animal care facilities, and a core histology lab.