Chair: Dr. Anne Kruchten, akrucht, x2464, Graf 204A
Transfer Advisor: Dr. Anne Kruchten, akrucht, x2464, Graf 204A
First-Year student contact: Dr. Chad Tillberg, ctillbe, x2221, Murdock 230
Dr. Chris Gaiser, cgaiser, x2308, Melrose 201
In successfully completing a major in biology, a student must demonstrate an understanding of basic principles and concepts of biology; have an advanced level competence in Hereditary biology, Cell biology, Ecology and Evolutionary biology; and have the ability to think critically and quantitatively, synthesize information from a variety of different sources and write and speak the discipline.
BIOL 210 & 211(Principles of Biology) are prerequisites for most advanced Biology courses and are required for all Biology majors and minors. Students should enroll in these courses as soon as possible in their academic career.
GUIDELINES FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS:
MAJOR/MINOR SPECIFIC ADVISING INFORMATION:
CORE: 38 credits. 210 and 211, 270, 285,400, 450, 486, and nine additional BIOL credits from courses numbered 220 or higher. In addition, CHEM 210, 211, 321 and 322.
MINOR: 20 credits in the department, including 210, 211 and at least three additional courses numbered 220 or above.
The Biology department does not recommend that non-science majors fulfill the NW requirement with BIOL 210 or 211. The following courses are specifically designed for non-science majors wishing to fulfill their NW requirement with a biology course: BIOL 104 Genetics: A 21st Century Science; BIOL 108 Ecology of Ecosystems; BIOL/ANTH 105 Human Biology and Evolution; BIOL 109 The Life and Death of Cancer; BIOL 107 Animals in Action; and BIOL 290 Plants and Society*
Students who have taken AP Biology in high school and have scored a 5 on the AP exam will receive Biology elective credit. They are not exempt from BIOL 210 or 211. Students who have earned a 5, 6, or 7 on the International Baccalaureate (IB) subject exam in Biology will receive Biology elective credit. They are not exempt from BIOL 210 or 211.
BIOLOGY FACULTY AREAS OF INTEREST AND RESEARCH:
|Christopher Gaiser||Genetics, Plant Growth and Development|
|Anne Kruchten||Cell Biology, Microbiology|
|John Syring||Evolution, Plant Ecology and Systematics|
|Chad Tillberg||Ecology, Animal Behavior|
|Jeremy Weisz||Microbiology of Marine organisms|
|Catherine Reinke||Cell Biology, Genetics|