Explore the organic universe from DNA strands to global systems in a supportive academic environment at the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences. From the beginning, our students master biology through hands-on, in-depth laboratories, experiential learning, and by taking part in research projects designed for real life challenges in Life Sciences.
We prepare the next generation of innovative researchers, environmental scientists, computational biologists, medical doctors, pharmacists, and genomic data analysts. Whether it’s a cancer researcher developing a new vaccine, or a biologist protecting our clean water, our students confront the toughest life science issues facing the world today and find solutions to them.
We were the first in the nation to offer a bachelor of science in Biotechnology in 1983 and are proud of our reputation for producing experienced, knowledgeable students who are prepared to work.
Your Life Beyond College
What’s your dream? To be a professional cancer researcher, computational biologist, laboratory technician developing new vaccines, an environmentalist fighting for clean water, or a professor? The School of Life Sciences offers degrees in Biology, Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, and Environmental Science to prepare you for life beyond college. You choose the bio that’s right for you.
From day one, our courses present biology as practiced by career biologists. Employers and graduate school mentors report that our students walk into a laboratory and work with little or no training because of their experience.
Research Right Away
Don't wait for graduate school to conduct your research. Designed for students who want intensive research experience, our Research Scholar Program offers you the opportunity to write proposals, provide regular progress reports, present at a seminar, and publish a final report. Many of these reports appear in peer-reviewed scientific publications.