Chair: Stuart E. Dryer
Blaine J. Cole, Anne Delcour, Stuart E. Dryer, Joseph Eichberg, Jr., Arnold Eskin, George E. Fox, Xioalian Gao, Dan Graur, Jan-Ake Gustafsson, Peter Jurtshuk, Laurence Rapp (Instructional), Michael Rea, Shiao-Chun Tu, Margaret Warner, Dan E. Wells, William R. Widger, Xiaoliu Zhang
James M. Briggs, Tejendra Gill (Instructional), Kurt Krause, Steven Pennings, Amy K. Sater, Philip Snider, Diane C. Wiernasz, Lawrence Williams (Instructional)
Ricardo Azevedo, Tim Cooper, Brigitte Dauwalder, Masaya Fujita, Richard Knapp (Instructional), Glen Legge, Anna Newman (Instructional), Donna Pattison (Instructional), Gregg Roman, Yuhong Wang, Chad Wayne (Instructional), Cecilia Williams, Hye-Jeong Yeo, Weihua Zhang, Jokubas Ziburkus, Rebecca Zufall
The Department of Biology and Biochemistry offers Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees in Biology and in Biochemical and Biophysical Sciences.
Students interested in a career in any aspect of the life sciences, including biomedical research, molecular and cellular biology, biotechnology, ecology and evolutionary biology, and field or conservation biology should consider a major in this department. Graduates with baccalaureate degrees may consider such careers as science journalism, pharmaceutical or scientific sales, laboratory management, or K-12 teaching. Teaching at the university level generally requires a doctorate.
A major in either biology or biochemical and biophysical sciences offers excellent preparation for medical, dental, optometry, or veterinary school as well as the allied health professions. Students who distinguish themselves in their undergraduate studies and earn a B.S. degree in biology or in biochemical and biophysical sciences are excellent candidates for graduate study in fields such as organismal biology, biochemistry, biophysics, cellular and molecular biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology, developmental biology, immunology, microbiology, plant and animal sciences, public health, nutrition, and epidemiology.
Faculty research and teaching fields include biochemistry and biophysics; cell, molecular and developmental biology; neurobiology; and evolutionary biology and ecology. Undergraduate research opportunities are available in faculty laboratories and participation is encouraged for students interested in pursuing advanced degrees.
Catalog Publish Date: May 4, 2010
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