New technology, which is rapidly changing the way of life of humans and domesticated plants and animals, has impacted the world of nature in complex ways. Biology, the study of life forms and living processes, provides tools for understanding the natural world and the role of humans. Certain fields of biology, such as mole cular biology and genetic engineering, promise to have profound impacts on human society and the environment.Biological scientists employ observation and experimentation together with modeling techniques to develop biological knowledge. Students of biology prepare for careers in teaching, research, industry, professional schools, or they may plan to pursue further graduate studies in the life or environmental sciences.
The Biology discipline prides itself on its ability to place students into bioscience careers. Data suggests that our graduates are highly successful in being admitted and completing Ph.D. programs and professional schools nationwide. The discipline attributes this success to intensive biological laboratory experiences with advanced technology and instructors committed to individual student progress. Facilities include microbiology, cell and molecular, genetics, physiology, greenhouse and plant biology laboratories. A computer laboratory is available for classes and student use.