Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science
The Henry Robert Herold Chair of Biological Sciences, established to honor Dr. Herold, is funded by the Pfeiffer Foundation.
The Joe T. McKibben Chairs of Biological Sciences were established in 1998 to honor Dr. McKibben’s distinguished career and generous support of the College.
The objectives of the Biology major are to help students: 1) understand and participate in the processes of science (conducting primary research using modern tools for gathering and analyzing data, communicating the results of research in written and oral formats and critically analyzing the research of other scientists); 2) acquire basic knowledge of life processes occurring at the molecular, cellular, organismal, population and ecosystem levels; 3) acquire basic knowledge of the diversity of life; 4) understand evolutionary processes as the source of this diversity of life.
A student majoring in Biology may declare any two Biology emphasis areas.