Biology Department

Chair:

Joshua C. Corrette-Bennett

Professors:

Ann E. Throckmorton

Associate Professors:

Joseph M. Balczon, Joshua C. Corrette-Bennett, Marosh Furimsky, John Robertson, Kathy Robertson

Assistant Professors:

Kerri C. Duerr, Diana Oritz, Karen K. Resendes

Secretary:

Sharon A. Muraca

Director of the Field Station

Clarence E. Harms

Degree Offered:

Bachelor of Science

Major Programs:

Biology, Molecular Biology

Interdisciplinary Programs:

Environmental Science, Neuroscience

Minor Programs:

Biology, Molecular Biology, Environmental Studies

Teacher Certification:

Biology

Articulation Agreements:

Dentistry (joint program - leading to a D.D.S. from Case Western Reserve University)
Environmental Science and Management (leading to a M.S. from Duquesne University)
Physical Therapy (joint 3+3 program - leading to an a D.P.T. degree from Duquesne University)
Physicians Assistant (joint 3+3 program - leading to an M.P.A. degree from Duquesne University)

Pre-Professional Programs:

Pre-Dental , Pre-Medical , Pre-Veterinary , Physical Therapy , Physician's Assistant

Pre-Professional Advising, Medical Professions Advisory Committee (MedPAC):

Pre-Med, Pre-Dent, Pre-Vet, Physicians Assistant, Physical Therapy, Ophthalmology, Optometry, Podiatry

Pre-Professional Advising, Research Professions Advisory Committee (ResPAC):

This advising committee serve the needs of biology, chemistry, neuroscience, physics, math and computer science majors who are interested in a career in scientific research.


The biology department realizes its objectives in students who:

  • demonstrate breadth of knowledge about current biological concepts and principles, including recognition of the inter-relatedness of knowledge among the various biological sub-disciplines;
  • acquire a foundation of knowledge and skills that prepare them for a wide range of professions
  • utilize observational, investigational, and critical-thinking skills, including the ability to develop new ideas, to design, implement, and evaluate scientific concepts and theories, and to assess, interpret and understand data and their meaning;
  • demonstrate an understanding of diversity, organization, and functioning of the living world sufficient to insure informed participation in society and to exhibit a capacity for bioethical decision-making;
  • communicate scientific ideas through written and oral presentation;
  • participate effectively in collaborative learning with faculty and other students;
  • participate in co-curricular educational opportunities that enhance interactions with faculty and students outside of the classroom.

Qualified non-science majors are invited to take courses at all levels.

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