Chair: Dr. Jim Maskey
Program Advisors: Dr. Michael Lares, Dr. Jim Maskey, Dr. Margaret Nordlie, Dr. James Peliska, Dr. David Ronderos
Degree Types: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
The Biology Program exists to provide our students a thorough and relevant foundation of knowledge in the biological sciences, and to support the liberal arts and professional programs of the University of Mary. These programs thrive in a Benedictine environment that prepare students to function as life-long learners and servant leaders in their chosen careers in the sciences.
The Biology major is designed to prepare students for a career as a professional biologist, or to provide the essential background for entrance into graduate school or professional programs. Students planning to attend graduate school or professional school should consult with their advisor and plan a program of study that meets the requirements of a particular school.
Biology graduates will:
- be able to effectively communicate in both written and oral formats
- demonstrate a broad, relevant knowledge base in biological science
- exhibit analytical and critical thinking skills
- demonstrate the ability to search for and access academic sources of information, to synthesize the information, and to evaluate it for relevance and reliability
- demonstrate technical proficiency in the lab
- recognize the role of the individual and society in understanding and improving the natural environment
- be competitive in gaining admittance to professional or graduate schools, or in securing employment requiring a baccalaureate