Department of Biology
Climb higher with a degree from the WKU Department of Biology.
Biology is the scientific study of life. The Department of Biology at WKU is dedicated
to producing well-informed, scientifically literate graduates capable of applying
the knowledge and skills acquired to ensure professional success and lifelong learning.
Because of recent advances in technology related to the biological sciences, students
interested in Biology are presented with many exciting educational experiences. Modern
biology, involving the diverse biological subdisciplines from molecules to ecosystems,
provides students with an ever-increasing array of educational and research opportunities.
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The Department of Biology at WKU strives to provide students with the resources needed to be successful in their undergraduate programs, graduate programs, medical schools, and ultimately their professional careers. Each of our faculty members have active research programs, and many are able to incorporate undergraduate students into their research. To learn more about the Applied Research & Technology Program (ARTP), please visit the ARTP website.
Dr. Jarrett Johnson
Faculty Mentoring Award
"He helps students make practical decisions for themselves by providing guidance when it comes to advancing the research project. He demonstrates patience and he values integrity of the research process over making quick progress or producing results."
Spring 2022 Graduate
Elise graduated in spring 2022 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Neuroscience. In fall of 2022, she began the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis.
Our departmental goals are firmly rooted in teaching excellence with the integration of experiential learning through laboratory and field based research in our curricula. Our teaching and research extend from our campus laboratories, to our local field sites including the 1300 acre Upper Green River Biological Preserve, all the way to the Caribbean, China, and Africa. From studies on microbes to megafauna, and genes to ecosystems, undergraduate and graduate students play an active role in the advancement of knowledge taking place in the Department of Biology at WKU.
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Bowling Green, KY 42101-1080