Experience One engages students and faculty in actively exploring the knowledge, purposes, and practices in every field of study.

The Biology Department provides students an outstanding and comprehensive education in the life sciences through immersive experiential methods in the laboratory and in the field. We strive to provide our students a fundamental understanding of the processes that govern living systems and the techniques necessary to study them. We prepare students to pursue careers in the life sciences, and we offer pre-medical and pre-veterinary programs of study as well as an ecology degree program. Biology students are empowered to solve complex biological issues and incorporate scientific thinking throughout their lives.

Student development occurs through a rigorous course of study that emphasizes interdisciplinary, experience-based classes and research projects. Faculty accessibility to students is a priority; therefore, we endeavor to offer small classes with integrated laboratory and field research experiences that promote student and faculty interactions. Students gain occupational experience through internships and/or thesis research that are supervised by faculty and professional mentors.

What Biology Students Have to Say

The faculty provides the support to be able to be successful in school and in the future, while experiencing hands-on learning in places like Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks.Colter Feuerstein, Ecology with option in Fish and Wildlife Ecology

– Colter Feuerstein, Ecology with option in Fish and Wildlife Ecology

The professors are very good at teaching during labs and encourage exploration and self-discovery of knowledge.

– Caleigh Buckmaster, Biology

The professors are incredible to work with.

– Dennara Gaub, Ecology with integrative ecology option

The department ensures that the students have exciting science-related experiences.

– Cassandra Van Atta, Integrative Biology and Natural Horsemanship



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