Biology encompasses the study of the origin, development, structure, function and distribution of all living organisms.
A large faculty and dedicated staff strive to carry out our mission statement. The talented Biology faculty comprises tenure-track and non-tenure-track members. Tenure-track faculty (professors) are involved in research and education at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The non-tenure track faculty includes lecturers and academic professionals who focus on undergraduate education and research professors who focus on scientific investigations. An enthusiastic staff provides administrative support and assistance to faculty and students.
The Department of Biology offers several degree programs, including a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Science (thesis and non-thesis) and a Doctor of Philosophy. Each degree offers the possibility to concentrate in a specific area of biology. Non-degree programs are also available. Students can choose from a wide range of exciting courses and internships. Multiple research opportunities exist; and, two interdisciplinary areas of focus, The Molecular Basis of Disease Program and The Brains and Behavior Program, provide competitive fellowships, seminars and symposia to support Biology undergraduate and graduate researchers. The department also offers students the unique opportunity to participate in community outreach through the Bio-Bus program, which sends a mobile teaching laboratory to primary and secondary schools throughout metro Atlanta.