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Study biology without setting into a huge lecture hall full of hundreds of students.

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY

Biology is the study of life, from activity at the sub-cellular level to the function of ecosystems. At Susquehanna University, biology students have the opportunity to explore this vibrant, dynamic subject by conducting original research in state-of-the-art campus laboratories and places as far-flung as the Australian rain forest.

With its emphasis on faculty-student collaboration, the biology department provides opportunities and experiences as varied as the biological world itself. After Susquehanna, biology graduates find success in diverse careers ranging from medicine to ecology.

Susquehanna Advantages

Collaborative Research:  Learn in an environment that emphasizes workshop teaching, team-based learning and peer tutoring opportunities. This teaching style employs best practices in science education and encourages a collaborative rather than competitive research environment.  More »

Top-notch Facilities: Be part of classes and labs in our state-of-the-art, LEED Silver-certified 81,000-square-foot Natural Sciences Center; conduct field research on-campus at the Center for Environmental Education and Research, and the 400-acre George A. Hepner Ecology Laboratory at Camp Karoondinha 35 minutes from campus. More »

Future Preparation: Students begin hands-on discovery in their first semester. From experimental design to data collection and analysis to opportunities to present at professional conferences, you will have the key research experiences you need to prepare for future graduate and professional school and employment opportunities.  More »

 

Fast Facts

  • Nearly all of our bio majors conduct yearlong research with faculty and present their research findings at scientific conferences and professional meetings.
  • Students can take advantage of numerous opportunities for faculty and peer research collaborations at all levels and time of year, including the Summer Research Partners Program.
  • Students have full access to modern science facilities and equipment primarily housed in the LEED Silver-certified, Natural Sciences Center.
  • Accessible field research facilities include the on-campus Center for Environmental Education and Research, and the 400-acre George A. Hepner Ecology Laboratory at Camp Karoondinha, located 35 minutes away.
  • Learn in an environment that emphasizes workshop teaching, team-based learning and peer tutoring opportunities. This teaching style employs best practices in science education and encourages a collaborative rather than competitive research environment.
  • Benefit from small class sizes, which allow you to develop close, mentoring relationships with professors.
  • Students begin hands-on research in their first semester. From experimental design to data collection and analysis to opportunities to present at professional conferences, you will have the key research experiences you need to prepare for future and graduate and professional school and employment opportunities.

Majors

Biology

Bachelor of Science degree program offered by the Department of Biology.

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Neuroscience

Interdisciplinary program combining the strengths of the biology, chemistry, and psychology departments.

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Biochemistry

Housed in the Department of Chemistry, this program examines how the fundamentals of chemistry control biological functions and how biology is capable of performing complex chemical reactions.

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Minors

Biology

The minor requires twenty semester hours, including two laboratory courses. Housed in the Department of Biology.

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Biochemistry

Five courses are required for the minor. Housed in the Department of Chemistry.

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STEM BIOS Program

S-Stem Scholarship Program

A National Science Foundation grant funds Susquehanna's BIOS (Broadening Intensive Opportunities for Scholarship) Program. Selected students receive full-need scholarships. More »

Neuroscience

New Major in Neuroscience

Learn about this new B.S. degree in a fast-growing field that combines the strengths of the biology, chemistry and psychology departments. More »

Natural Sciences Center

Sciences at Susquehanna

Discover the features and benefits of the Natural Sciences Center in this video campus tour stop. More »

Susquehanna GO Global Opportunities

Global Opportunities in Science

Broaden your horizons by studying in another part of the world through one of our faculty-led GO programs. More »



Emily Bowling '06

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Emily Bowling '06

Emily Bowling '06

Biology
Harrisburg, Pa.

Emily Bowling planned to go to graduate school to study biology or medicine, until a service trip to New Orleans changed her life.

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