Biology is an exciting and dynamic field focusing on the study of living things and their environments. The Department strives to set a standard of excellence in biology and natural resources education as a unit within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Students interested in ecology and environmental sustainability will find many opportunities to pursue their interests in our undergraduate programs, which include emphases in General Biology, Biomolecular Processes, and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, in addition to degrees in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Natural Resources Management, and Wildlife Biology. Undergraduate students also may complete emphases in Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Teacher Certification, or Pre-Medical and Pre-Professional preparation through our undergraduate program. The Biology MS degree program also offers optional emphases in either Aquatic Sciences or Natural Resources.
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Faculty in the Biology Department are involved in a broad range of research providing many opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to engage in a variety of projects. These areas of research include animal behavior, aquatic biology, bioethics, botany, climate, conservation, development, ecology, environmental sustainability, evolutionary biology, genetics, microbiology, natural resources management, natural resources policy, restoration ecology, and science education.
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Wildflower Hike at Aman Park
Dr. Todd Aschenbach led a group of BIO and NRM students on a wildflower hike at Aman Park where the trillium are just starting to wane and the bluebells are starting to peak. Get out there to see them soon if you can!
Decades-long GVSU tree swallow study continually benefits science, students
Dr. Michael Lombardo drew data from decades-long research at a tree swallow study site along the southern part of the Allendale Campus for a recently published paper on the most favorable fledging circumstances for the birds to return to the nesting area.
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Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation