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Biology is the study of life. At Southeast, we cover every aspect of life at every
level. Our strengths lie in the versatility of our program and in the individualized
support that we provide our students.
- Study viruses, algae, fungi, plants and animals, and study them on a molecular, cellular,
organismal and ecological level.
- Learn in the classroom, in the field, and in the laboratory.
- Six options in the major, from wildlife to cell and molecular biology to pre-physician
assistant, as well as a Master of Natural Science degree in Biology.
- We offer two minors. You can develop a broad minor in General Biology, or specialize
in Biological and Medical Science Entrepreneurship.
- Our research ranges from viruses, to cell and molecular biology, and to ecology. In
today's integrated research environment, we offer you an opportunity to prepare for
What are your career goals? What are your academic goals? Let us help you experience
biology at Southeast... and experience success!
The University received a five-year, $2 million Title III grant from the U.S. Department
of Education. The grant provides funds to purchase state of the art scientific equipment
and complete renovation of the teaching laboratories. Alumni and friends of the Department
are encouraged to contribute to the matching portion of the grant. To learn more about
the grant, visit theTitle III website.
Southeast's biology program offers a variety of opportunities for personalized
study and training.
A listing of core courses, electives, science education courses, and university
studies courses that you will need to streamline your study.
We offer two minors, a broad minor in General Biology or Biological and Medical
Southeast offers a Master of Natural Science degree in Biology.
Our faculty can help you identify career choices, options of study, and specific
majors that interest you.
Both area natural resources and facilities available on and off campus will
contribute to your biology education at Southeast.
Scholarship opportunities specifically designated for Biology students are
available. Additional financial help is available for those who meet designated criteria.
There are plenty of organizations dedicated to those interested in Biology
here at Southeast.
The Department of Biology Academic Distinction is designed for students who
intend to pursue graduate training or who seek to distinguish themselves as scholars.
Experience real research, its design, implementation and presentation! Academic Distinction
is honored at commencement and posted on transcripts.
The Department of Biology needs your contact information after you graduate.
Graduates like you are a valuable resource for assessing the quality of our programs,
and it is vital that we periodically obtain feedback from you regarding your career
success and transitions.