Department of Life Sciences

The Department of Life Sciences explores life processes from a variety of perspectives, expanding the scientific knowledge base from the molecular/biochemical to the global levels. An understanding of such processes allows our students, faculty and staff to develop theories, concepts and discoveries into practical applications. We hold high standards of performance, and our graduates are admitted to positions of responsibility, and to noted graduate and professional schools throughout the state, nation and world.

Each program of study is interdisciplinary, providing classroom, field and laboratory experiences necessary for careers in academics, health care, industry and government, business, law, and public policy. A dedicated faculty and staff—using excellent, modern facilities—help the students achieve their goals. Most faculty members in the Department of Life Sciences are actively engaged in research, giving undergraduate and graduate students many opportunities to develop skills beyond coursework by participating in faculty-supervised research experiences.