Department Goals

  1. Develop the practice of scientific and critical inquiry in students.
  2. Assist students in understanding and applying scientific principles.
  3. Develop quantitative skills in students.
  4. Train students to operate biological equipment carefully and efficiently.

To accomplish these goals, the Department offers students a strong curriculum and opportunities outside the classroom to develop their biological skills. All courses are thorough and experiential; students use modern laboratory equipment and practice scientific inquiry while learning a breadth and depth of biological information. Faculty members maintain research programs and strongly encourage students to participate in projects.

"The joy of creation is in its diversity, and in the combinations that give it meaning and beauty."
- Starship Enterprise Science Officer Spock