At its core, Biology involves the study of living organisms and their relationships to their environment.
At Southwestern, we seek to connect students with the intricacies, discoveries and trials of the natural world in a diverse, hands-on and engaged fashion.
Our professors focus on undergraduate learning through dynamic classroom teaching as well as independent and collaborative scholarship in their specialty area. Small class sizes (the largest lecture class has 32 students) allow for close attention, collaboration, and personalized learning experiences.
The Departments offers both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree (click here for basic degree plans) and supports interdisciplinary programs in Animal Behavior and Environmental Studies.
Symposium will feature speakers from across the country who will address both the art and science of medicine
Professor and three students to spend six weeks conducting research in Uruguay
Dr. Ken Hayes and Dr. Norine Yeung, colleagues of Dr. Romi Burks, Professor of Biology, will be spending the next two weeks at Southwestern. During this time, they will both give presentations, work with students to fine tune some molecular ecology skills and work with Dr. Burks on research plans for apple snail investigations in Uruguay in December.