The biological sciences include a wide range of disciplines that address the processes of life, all living organisms, their environments, and the actions and interactions of all living things. Biology has a rich history and an exciting future as it impacts ecology and the environment, medicine, biotechnology, and many other aspects of modern life. The Biology Department at West Georgia consists of men and women who are nationally and internationally recognized for their research accomplishments and excellence in teaching. The faculty enjoy interacting with students and teaching and, at the same time, offer opportunities for students to conduct cutting-edge research. The department offers professional preparation tracks to prepare students for further advanced study in medical, dental, veterinary, or physical therapy fields as well as programs to prepare students either for graduate work in a wide variety of biological sciences or for employment. In addition, the department has developed a focused track for persons who wish to pursue teaching at the secondary level. The biology curriculum offers diverse and integrated studies emphasizing the development of biological literacy and the fostering of student-faculty interaction in the classroom and in individual research projects.
For more information, please see the Academic Catalog. A program map, which provides a guide for students to plan their course of study, is available for download in the Courses tab below.