Department of Biology
The Department of Biology has a friendly atmosphere, with outgoing faculty who teach, advise, and collaborate with students to help them meet their goals. In biology courses, learning by doing is the guiding philosophy, as biology majors use cutting-edge techniques in classrooms with state-of-the-art equipment. Biology majors are individually advised, initially through CSU Advise and later by faculty members, who guide students through their coursework and help them plan for careers or graduate education. Many biology majors also work with faculty on research projects. Such experiences enrich the academic careers of students. Many biology majors have won awards for their research at regional and national scientific meetings. In addition, our student organizations— Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society (BBB), American Medical Student Association (AMSA) and American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association— provide students with career specific enrichment, service, and leadership opportunities.