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Department Mission & Goals

Department Mission & Goals

Department Mission

The Biology Department mission statement is to provide high quality undergraduate instruction to both Biology majors and non-majors, to integrate the scientific method and scientific investigation into the Biology curriculum, and to enhance the University, community, and region.

Department Goals

Quality Undergraduate Instruction
The Department of Biology strives to provide high quality undergraduate instruction through a rigorous curriculum which fosters opportunities for students to learn and apply basic biological concepts, make connections between those concepts and real-world situations, and critically evaluate information for its biological validity. 

Integration of Scientific Investigation
Every Biology major, except Medical Laboratory Sciences, will design and complete an independent research project in collaboration with a faculty advisor.

Service to the University, Community, and Region
The Department of Biology is committed to helping students recognize opportunities to apply their biological knowledge and skills to serve the community.