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 major in Biology will be able to:
- identify, explain, and apply the principles of cell biology;
- identify, explain, and apply the principles of molecular biology;
- identify variations of life forms and explain their relationships by applying the principles of evolution;
- identify, explain, and apply the principles of genetics;
- identify, explain, and apply the principles of ecology;
- apply the scientific method to analyze and evaluate scientific information in written form; and
- demonstrate the desire to engage the subject beyond the course or program requirements.
Professor: Kathleen Rath Marr
Associate Professors: Paul C. Pickhardt and Gregory R. Smith