Department of Life Sciences Chair, Biology and Biotechnology Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Biology
Discover the inner workings of living organisms from molecules to ecosystems in our Biological Sciences program. As our largest and most popular major, the Biological Sciences program is designed to give you the degree you want — through self-designed concentrations, independent study, research projects, internships, job shadows and more.
You’ll work with faculty mentors to customize your degree around your interests, allowing you to focus your learning in these diverse areas of study:
Research is central to this program, empowering you to explore, question and invent. Side-by-side with your classmates and professors, you’ll conduct experiments in our seven state-of-the-art labs: general biology, advanced biology, microbiology, general chemistry and organic chemistry, as well as the cell culture research lab and microbiology research lab. TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR OF OUR BIOLOGY LABS
You’ll also have the opportunity to apply your skills in the real world through a robust job shadow at the Elliot Hospital Laboratory, an internship at Manchester Water Works, a summer research course at Shoals Marine Laboratory—and so much more.
Through diverse areas of study, faculty experts and hands-on experience, you’ll be prepared for success in graduate, medical or professional studies, and careers in industries from healthcare to agriculture to education.
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