At its core, Biology involves the study of living organisms and their relationships to their environment. We focus on innovate teaching designed to boost student success.
At Southwestern, we seek to connect students with the intricacies, discoveries and trials of the natural world in a diverse, hands-on and engaged fashion.
Our professors focus on undergraduate learning through dynamic classroom teaching as well as independent and collaborative scholarship in their specialty area. Small class sizes (the largest lecture class has 32 students) allow for close attention, collaboration, and personalized learning experiences.
The Departments offers both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree (click here for basic degree plans) and supports interdisciplinary programs in Animal Behavior and Environmental Studies.
Director of First Year Lab to partner with national project to examine anti-biotic resistance
A grant proposal written by Dr. Maria Todd and Dr. Maria Cuevas was recently awarded $10,000 from the J.P. Morgan Foundation. These funds will support their collaborative research with Dr. Rebecca Sheller and Dr. Jonathan King (Trinity University) that aims to elucidate the underlying mechanisms of cancer metastasis.
New program shows faculty members how they can incorporate civic engagement into their classrooms