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.
Maria Todd has taught at Southwestern since 2001
Drs. Cuevas, Sheller and Todd work together studying the properties that adhere cancer cells together. They recently had the opportunity to present their results at two national meetings.
Biology major receives small grant from national society to use molecular tools to ask ecological questions about exotic, invasive apple snails.