Department of Biology
The Department of Biology, through the shared resources of multiple campuses, offers study in the field of biological sciences to provide students with a broad, foundational education through authentic learning experiences. The Department offers two undergraduate degree programs, a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Biology (BS) and a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Biology (BA).
The goal of both programs is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue professional careers in the biological sciences, health sciences, and science education, or to obtain an advanced degree in science. Undergraduate students in both the BS and BA programs practice up-to-date research and/or laboratory techniques, critical thinking, and independent learning. Additionally, students in the BA gain interdisciplinary experiences acquired through minor and language requirements. In establishing these goals and activities, the faculty follow the recommendations for standards established by the National Association of Biology Teachers and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
The faculty is dedicated to providing students a challenging education that provides a foundation for life-long learning and an appreciation of biological processes and biological diversity. Southeast Georgia is a biologically rich and ecologically diverse area that encompasses coastline, wetlands, woodlands, and cities. Our student-centered programs support the University’s mission to develop a vibrant learning environment for majors exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Our programs further support the University’s mission in promoting scientific and technological advancement, health services, sustainability, citizenship and social responsibility.