One of the strongest departments at the University, the Biology Department is dedicated to excellence in teaching. The primary goal of the Biology program is to give students a strong background in the core fields of biology. Majors develop skills in critical and logical thought, acquire knowledge of the fundamental areas of biology, gain experience in the laboratory and field, and develop ethical decision-making ability.

The undergraduate program features intensive laboratory and field experience with close contact between students and faculty. All members of the Department hold the Ph.D. and are active as scholars in their respective fields. Strong features of the program are small class sizes and close personal attention to every student.