Department of Biology

 

Mission:

The mission of the programs in Biology and Biology Education is to provide an excellent undergraduate education. Our curriculum embraces the breadth of the discipline and values both classical and modern approaches of biological inquiry.


Vision:
To provide students with current knowledge, technical skills, and opportunities for further study and preparation to enter the global marketplace.


Goal:
Our goal is to increase the students’ understanding about the natural world in which we live and help them address issues of personal well being and worldwide concern such as environmental depletion, threats to human health, and maintaining viable and abundant food supplies. Our curriculum emphasizes coursework that includes a balance of traditional and modern biological sciences and collaborative student faculty research.


Objectives:

1. To prepare successful, scientifically literate, participating citizens who have an understanding and appreciation for both nature and scientific investigation;


2. To prepare research trainees for graduate studies in the biological sciences and related areas;


3. To prepare students who are capable of competing successfully for admission to and who will succeed in professional schools of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, allied health, and other biomedical programs;


4. To prepare highly qualified biology teachers for positions in public and private secondary school