Through its diversity of course offerings and its commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service, the department provides academic programs that prepare students for careers as biological professionals, biological educators, or for post-graduate study. 

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The department strives to provide its faculty with the opportunities, resources, and rewards to achieve excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service to the university and local communities. Members of the biology faculty strive to enhance and enrich the intellectual, economic, social, and cultural life of the region.

New Writing Requirement:

Students who entered under, or who switched to, the 2011-2012 or later catalogs should consult with their advisors about the new writing requirement.

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The University offers a wide range of biology and science education disciplines and degrees. Students in the Department of Biology can choose from several baccalaureate degree programs and five graduate degree programs in science education.