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Department of Biological Sciences Mission

As leaders in the education of a highly trained and diverse scientific workforce, our mission is to provide a dynamic educational experience by engaging students in hands-on, inquiry-based learning activities at the bench and in the field. Through these experiences our students will gain a conceptual and experiential understanding of the biological sciences spanning from molecules to ecosystems

 Our Program Goals

• Serve the diverse student population of our region.

• Educate students to be intellectually agile and technologically proficient.

• Provide students with intensive, rigorous laboratory and field experiences within the context of their regular coursework.

• Create individualized mentoring opportunities and state-of-the-art learning experiences within the context of our faculty research programs.

• Foster creativity, a sound theoretical foundation, and the ability to communicate effectively and interact cooperatively.

• Make substantial contributions to the scientific community through our research efforts and that of our students.