The mission of the Department of Biology is to provide a first-rate education for undergraduates in the biological sciences. This mission is accomplished through high-quality instruction in the traditional classroom and in student-faculty research. The faculty recognize that student involvement is meaningful; original research is a critical component in a strong biology program.
The department is committed to providing an excellent education in biology by helping students to acquire
- fundamental knowledge in biology spanning from molecular biology to ecology
- the ability to critically analyze information
- the ability to draw connections among different areas of biology and between biology and the liberal arts
- the ability to effectively communicate knowledge and ideas to others within and outside the field of biology