Chair: Dorothy Lobo, Department of Biology

The Biology curriculum is designed to give students a basic diversified background in the life sciences and prepare them for graduate work, professional school (medicine, dentistry, podiatry, chiropractic, etc.), laboratory work in government and industry, and careers in teaching.

National Biological Honor Society: Beta Beta Beta, Chi Eta Chapter, requires completion of at least ten credits of biology and a 3.2 or better GPA in biology courses.

Department Honors can be earned in Biology based on the following criteria being met:

  • Achieving a 3.3 or better overall GPA with a 3.5 or better GPA in biology courses;
  • Completing two additional courses (6 credits) at the 300 or 400 level;
  • Completing six credits of faculty-directed research and presenting a research thesis, leading to a public presentation of the work upon completion. Up to three credits of research may be substituted by SoS Summer Research program work (or equivalent summer research).