When you understand biology, you begin to understand the extraordinary nature of the world, down to its most basic organisms. Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, evolution, distribution, identification and taxonomy. Modern biology is a vast and eclectic field, composed of many branches and subdisciplines. Our department gives students the opportunity to learn the skills that will lead to tomorrow’s discoveries. Through in-depth instruction, hands-on research and independent projects conducted with award winning faculty, biology students learn to question, experiment, and innovate. Graduates from our department have applied these skills in careers and graduate programs in healthcare, medical school, pharmacy and more. Our alumni have gone on to work as physicians in the United States and internationally, start non-profits and conduct research in a variety of industries.