Biology majors have a choice of careers!

A bachelor's degree in biology from The University of Findlay is excellent preparation for a career in the following areas:

  • Research - using the latest scientific tools
  • Health care - public health, physician, dentist
  • Environmental - management and conservation
  • Education - teaching in high school or at a university
  • Biotechnology
  • Forensic science
  • Business and industry
  • Science writing and communication

Our biology program lets students discover an area of focus through a varied and rigorous curriculum that includes:

Core Courses   

  • Biodiversity
  • Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Ecology
  • Introduction to Research

Ecology and Environmental Studies

A living laboratory, the university-owned Rieck Center for Habitat Studies showcases diverse habitats, including:  woodlands, flood plain and prairie.  A bird observation room with feeding station and butterfly/hummingbird gardesn are also featured.

Molecular Biology

Unique laboratories focus on molecular techniques, including gel electrophoresis, PCR and protein chromatography.  Students can collaborate with faculty on independent research projects.

Mycology Lab

Students at The University of Findlay have the opportunity to work in a mycology lab filled with the entire mycological library of world-renowned mycologist, Dr. Emory G. Simmons, thanks to his generous donation. The branch of microbiology that deals with fungi, mycology, is infinitely more interesting than collecting and growing mushrooms. Varieties of fungi are being used in the treatment of cancer, to filter wastewater, and, yes, in gourmet cooking.
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