Bulletin/Catalog Year 2017-2018
College of Science and Mathematics
Department of Biology
Location: Sundquist Science Complex, Room D125
Description of Major
Austin Peay State University’s Department of Biology provides an intellectual and motivational environment for career development in many areas of biology. Students can pursue training in field biology, botany, zoology, animal and plant physyiology, microbiology, molecular genetics, and environmental assessment.
A Focus Area is not required but may be needed for the student to fulfill the 39 credit hour upper division requirement and the 120 credit hour degree requirement. Students pursuing a career in a Pre-Professional Health program are encouraged to consult with their academic advisor and complete the Pre-Professional Health minor instead of a Focus Area.
To educate students to become competent, confident, and compassionate individuals within their chosen careers. The Department of Biology faculty are committed to providing instructional and research experiences for students to develop skills of inquire, abstract and logical thinking and critical analysis of natural science phenomena. The Department is also committed to meeting the needs of students by providing an array of professional, pre-professional and academic tracks.
The Biology Department’s vision is to prepare students to enter the scientific community as responsible, productive professionals, capable of effective communication in both oral and written form.