Division Information

Mathematics, Sciences, Behavioral & Social Sciences

 Dave Bazard, Dean

 Cindy Anderson


SC 109

About Biology

Biology is the scientific study of life, and requires a rigorous foundation in math, chemistry, and physics, as well as an introduction to the breadth of biological inquiry. Biological inquiry includes molecular, evolutionary, and ecological approaches to understanding organisms ranging from prokaryotes to unicellular and multicellular eukaryotes living in all habitats on earth. Implications of biological inquiry range from appreciation of the ways of living of diverse life forms to elucidating new medical treatments to mitigating the extinction of species due to climate change. Students who earn degrees in biology become critical thinkers generally, and are prepared to move forward with careers ranging from microbiology to medicine to ecology.