Department Chair - Joseph C. Ortega
Professors - Sherell Byrd, Deborah M. Kendall, and Joseph C. Ortega
Associate Professors - John M. Condie, Cynthia E. Dott, Ginny Hutchins, and Julie Korb
Assistant Professors - David Blake, Erin Lehmer, Ross McCauley, and Heidemarie Steltzer
Visiting Instructor - Cathleen Hartney
Both government and industry have considerable demand for people trained in the biological sciences and for which a bachelor’s degree is sufficient. Administrative and professional careers may be found in government service and with a variety of conservation and recreation agencies at both state and federal levels. Laboratory and technical work is available with industry and with several government agencies. Some sales positions, especially with pharmaceutical houses, require a biology background. There is a considerable demand for secondary school teachers with certification in biology. Many positions for biologists require a graduate degree, for which a liberal arts major in biology is an excellent background.
The various biology curricula are designed to meet the different needs of students considering the broad field of biology. Although all of these curricula lead to a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, there are four options available: General Biology, Environmental and Organismic Biology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, and Biology for Secondary Education.
A minor in biology is available for students majoring in other disciplines. All minors must be arranged in consultation with the student’s biology advisor.
Majors and Minors in Biology:
Biology Major - Biology for Secondary Teachers Option
Biology Major - Cellular and Molecular Biology Option
Biology Major - Environmental and Organismic Biology Option
Biology Major - General Biology Option