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Taking Knowledge to the Next Step

Biologists use the latest scientific tools and techniques in both laboratory settings and the outdoors to understand how living systems work and react to their environment. Taking knowledge to the next step, biologists work in a wide range of fields such as:

  • Research – Find solutions to specific problems by studying the natural world.
  • Healthcare - Develop public health campaigns to defeat illnesses & work to prevent the spread of rare, deadly diseases.
  • Environmental Management & Conservation – Solve environmental problems and help to preserve the natural world for future generations. 
  • Industry – Develop & enhance products & tools adding to technological advances in fields such as agriculture, food science, and medicine.


Biology - Biology is a discipline of science dealing with the origin, history, physical characteristics, life processes and habits of living organisms.  Biology has largely split between ecology, systematics, paleontology, evolutionary biology, developmental biology, and other disciplines that deal with whole organisms or groups of organisms-and the constellation of disciplines related to molecular biology-including cell biology, biophysics, biochemistry, neuroscience, immunology, and many other overlapping subjects. More information

Environmental Science - Environmental science degree programs provide a foundation in major science disciplines, but also develop an expertise in how the diverse areas of science can work together to promote effective and beneficial uses of the planet's physical and biological resources while maintaining an ecological balance within and among the biosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere. Environmental scientists study some property of the environment or apply scientific knowledge to an environmental issue or problem.
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The B.S. degree program with a concentration in Pre-Medicine is suited to students planning to enter careers in environmental science or pursue graduate and professional studies.
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The B.A. degree program is suited to students wishing to blend environmental science with other disciplines such as economics, political science, education or computer science for careers in government, consulting or education.  More information (BA)


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Mission Statement

The Department of Science will be a high quality provider of undergraduate education in the physical and biological sciences. Our students will receive an education which is based both on the foundations and principles of science and on the needs of employers and of society, yielding graduates who are competent professionals and highly, employable members of society. Our curricula will engage students in science theory and in practical, hands-on experience.

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