Department of Biological Sciences

The Department of Biological Sciences offers degrees in biology and zoology. You'll learn from outstanding professors, gain hands-on research in the labs of the new Shineman Center and the living laboratory of the Rice Creek Biological Field Station, and become well-prepared for in-demand professional opportunities or graduate school pursuits.

Biology is the study of living things; zoology is the sub-discipline of biology that is specifically the study of animals. 

Student award recipients

Dr. Norman J. and Elsie H. Gillette Outstanding Senior in Biology Award

2016 - Robert Harney
2015 - Joshua Drake
2014 - Rachel Cary, Zuzi Salais
2013 - Masoud Faridnia
2012 - Elena Gabrikova, Matthew Yacobucci
2011 - Kendra Lemire
2010 - Thomas Brumbelow, John Heagerty
2009 - Kristen Roosa
2008 - Tia Hendershott
2007 - Nicole Ritchie
2006 - Whitney Lash  
2005 - Katie Miloski  
2003 - Derik Stucker  
2002 - Michael Dlugos  
2001 - Anthony Licatese  
2000 - Erik Burton, Ryseana Ryan 
1999 - John Fisk, Patrick Yurco