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.
SMArTeams, a partnership between Southwestern and the YMCA after school program, celebrated its 20th semester of programming where college students work one-on-one with a 3rd, 4th or 5th grader on a project of inquiry.
As part of the London semester, Biology of Reproduction students have opportunities to learn from the Museums and also from local physicians and a special guest speaker.
Students get out of the classroom into the field at Kew Gardens to examine connections to human health.