The mission of the Biology Program is to
provide students with the resources to develop a broad knowledge
base in biology and the skills necessary to be successful in
attaining their chosen career goals such for entry into
pre-professional health care fields such as medicine, dentistry, or
pharmacy or entry into biology graduate programs or entry-level
positions in field biology. In addition to the factual
content, students learn the historical basis, and the scientific
methodology of each major conceptual areas of biology.
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology is a
comprehensive program with curricular structures comprised of a
fixed core of courses for disciplinary depth and
program elective courses for latitude within the program. The
course work and experiences are designed to prepare students to:
(1) enter the workforce in a biology-related position; (2) enter
graduate programs in a biological science such as molecular,
ecological, and environmental research; (3) enter professional
programs in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy or veterinary medicine;
or (4) teach secondary biology content (assuming students jointly
enter the Secondary Education program).
The Biology program offers one-on-one mentoring opportunities
with faculty through undergraduate research projects. Our
students have been able to present their findings at regional
conferences. Close faculty contact and a rigorous curriculum
combine to give students a well-balanced education.
"I learned how to be a dentist in dental school, but I
learned how to be a professional at Lindsey Wilson." Dr.
Ricky L. Farmer.
Why choose Biology?
Biology is a dynamic science that offers insights into the
living world around us and provides a challenging curriculum that
leads to new discoveries. Many of today's headlines from
genetically engineered food to management of rain forests relate to
the biological sciences. The Biology program offers courses that
give both majors and non-majors the tools they will need to make
informed decisions as leaders in tomorrow's society.