Dr. Kathleen Wood, Chairperson

The UMHB Department of Biology stimulates students to attain scholarly excellence in the life sciences, within a Christian context, to prepare majors for career success in their chosen field and to provide non-majors with a foundation in biological principles. Our goals are 1) to prepare students for career success and leadership in the life sciences; 2) to strengthen the abilities of students to engage in critical thinking through the process of scientific investigation; and 3) to prepare students to apply faith-based discernment in contemporary social and ethical issues related to Biology.

The student majoring in Biology is not required to declare a minor although they may choose to do so.  Biology majors should consult with their advisors to determine the most appropriate courses to take in meeting the 124 hours required for graduation, especially if they are planning to attend a professional school after graduation.