The Department of Biology offers majors in Biology leading to a Bachelor of Science degree and a minor in Biology. Biology students may elect a curriculum for a major in Biology, Marine Biology, Health-oriented careers, or Teaching Certification (Secondary Education).
The Department of Biology offers majors in Biology leading to a Bachelor of Science degree and a minor in Biology. Biology students may elect a curriculum for a major in Biology, Health-oriented careers or Teaching Certification (Secondary Education).
The Department also offers study beyond the bachelor's degree leading to a Master of Science in Biology. A limited number of teaching assistantships are usually available. Interested students should consult the Graduate Programs section of the catalog or the chair of the Department of Biology. There are opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to join funded projects. Students should contact the appropriate faculty for these opportunities.
There are over 50 faculty members who actively engage in Integrative and Integrative and Organismal Biology Research as well as Research in Cellular and Molecular Biology. Each faculty member has approximately 600 square feet research lab space located in the science building. The labs are outfitted for research in the above areas and both undergraduate and graduate students actively participate in research in the Department of Biology. Additional equipment is also available for use through the Department of Biology's pool of research, teaching and instructional equipment.
The Department of Biology maintains active research programs as well as a high standard of excellence with regard to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. A Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC) is located next to our building. This center offers significant collaboration opportunities in research.
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In deep, old and nutrient-poor ocean floor sediments there are up to 225 times more viruses than microbes. In such extreme habitats, viruses make up the largest fraction of living biomass and take over the role as predators in this bizarre ecosystem.
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