The discipline of biology encompasses many subject areas ranging from the study of molecular and cellular functions to the ecological interactions among organisms.
Through a diverse set of classes, lab and field work, and off-campus study opportunities, the biology program at Centre is dedicated to fostering in students the ability to understand and appreciate the biological world at all levels, from the subcellular to the ecosystem. Students planning on majoring in biology will prepare for the major with appropriate courses in chemistry, mathematics, and physics. In addition, the faculty of the biology program place a strong emphasis on collaborative research with undergraduates, and many opportunities for internship experiences in biology are available.
Your Major Took You Where?
Biology majors have gone on to a variety of graduate programs and careers.
- Kleinhart Institute for Hand & Microsurgery
- Barrier Island Environmental Education Program
- Clarenson Flavor Engineering
- Norton Health Care CPA Lab
- Ohio State University (DVM)
- University of Louisville School of Dentistry
- Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
- Texas State University (MS Conservation Genetics)
Students gain a solid background in the discipline while also gaining the ability to apply biological principles to our world. Students prepare for the major with appropriate courses in mathematics, chemistry, and physics or computer science. In their first two years, students are introduced to the breadth of the discipline in three core courses that provide a foundation in biological diversity, ecology, evolution, genetics, and cell biology. As seniors, our majors enroll in the capstone seminar course in which students hone their oral and written communication skills as well as their ability to analyze and discuss primary literature in biology.