The mission of the Biology Department takes its direction from the broader mission of Westminster College. Our quest for academic excellence and extensive experiential learning is suffused with a recognition that stewardship of life mandates the maximum possible development of each person's intellectual capabilities and social responsibilities. In order to help students develop the competencies, commitments, and characteristics that distinguish human beings at their best, the biology department realizes its mission in students who:
At Westminster, learning isn’t limited to the classroom. In each of our 50+ majors and pre-professional programs, your education will be enhanced by the purposeful combination of expert classroom instruction and hands-on learning opportunities. Internships, undergraduate research and studying abroad are just a few of the real experiences our students get that lead to real success after graduation.