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2017-2018 Traditional Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Traditional Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Biology is a diverse field because life is a diverse subject of study. Biologists explore all aspects of our living planet, from the intricacies of biochemicals to the interrelations of ecosystems, from anatomical systems to the genetic and evolutionary mechanisms that make such systems possible.

Lakeland’s biology curriculum is dedicated to providing its students with a solid background in the life sciences, while keeping abreast of the latest developments throughout the natural sciences. As a truly multidisciplinary field, biology embodies the college’s liberal-arts tradition and encourages students to integrate various types of knowledge and to approach problems from multiple perspectives.

Biology majors and minors don’t just study science; they do it. They are scientists both in training and in practice, preparing for careers in teaching, laboratory work, medicine, industry, and environmental science.

Students who have successfully completed a B.S. in Biology from Lakeland University should be able to:

  • Identify, explain and apply principles of cell biology.
  • Identify, explain and apply principles of molecular biology.
  • Identify variations of life forms, applying the principles of evolution to explain those variations.
  • Identify, explain and apply principles of genetics.
  • Identify, explain, and apply principles of ecology.
  • Analyze scientific information using the scientific method and integrate that information in written form.
  • Demonstrate the desire to engage the subject beyond the course or program requirements.
Professor: Gregory R. Smith
Associate Professor: Paul C. Pickhardt
Assistant Professor: Andrew Karls and Jered McGivern


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