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School ofSciences

Biology Department

The Biology Department offers three degrees,

The Biology degree offers excellent preparation for many different careers, including most of the health careers such as medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry, nursing, and physical therapy.  It is also a good degree for careers dealing with the environment. 

The Biomedical Science degree is a specialized biology degree tailored to provide the strongest foundation for graduate programs in medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine.  

The Ecology degree at CBU offers students the opportunity to take a variety of courses, including many that are not offered at much larger universities on a regular basis. For instance, we now offer the following courses: Dendrology, Herpetology, Limnology, Animal Behavior, Ecological Census Techniques, Wetland Ecology, Algae Fungi and Lichens, and other ecologically relevant courses. Students who obtain an Ecology degree from CBU will be well prepared to compete in the environmentally conscious job market.

You can choose from a variety of Biology courses including selections in the fields of human & biomedical biology, organismal biology, evolutionary biology & ecology, and cell & molecular biology. In addition to a strong academic program, CBU Biology offers personalized advising, state of the art lab equipment with a lab component for nearly every course, and small classes. As a major you also have the opportunity to present your laboratory or field research at the annual CBU research poster session and at a scientific meeting. Many CBU students have their research published. CBU students also have opportunities for international research and service through MHIRT and Haiti Medical Missions.

The Department also offers, in conjunction with the CBU Department of Education, a five-year program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in natural science, a Master of Arts in Teaching degree, and teaching licensure in biology or biology and chemistry for grades 7 through 12. 

Biology, biomedical science, and ecology students at CBU organize and participate in a variety of activities through CBU's Mu Tau chapter of Beta Beta Beta, the national undergraduate biology honor society.

Contact information:

Dr. James Moore, Chair
phone: (901) 321-3451