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2016-2017 Catalog



Professor Kurt, Head; Professors Caslake, Leibel; Associate Professors Dearworth, Ospina-Giraldo, Reynolds, Rothenberger, Waters; Assistant Professors Butler, Edlund, Ho

Biology, the study of life, challenges students to think creatively and analytically and allows them to participate in a fascinating academic adventure. The many exciting discoveries in medicine, genetics, molecular biology, agriculture, and ecology throughout the twentieth century are continuing into this millennium. Lafayette’s biology curricula are designed to prepare students to contribute to these developments by preparing them for careers in research, teaching, the health professions, and industry.

Biology majors enjoy small classes and may choose from a wide variety of courses. Special opportunities include independent study and collaborative research projects with faculty, a senior honors thesis program, and paid laboratory teaching assistant positions. Non-credit internships for students considering careers in biology and the health professions may be available through the Office of Career Services.

Biology Courses