Lynn Boyd, Chair
Altman, Bailey, Bergemann, Brower, Butler, Cobb, DuBois, Elrod-Erickson, Ervin, A. Farone, M. Farone, Gardner, Herlihy, Howard, Jessen, Jetton, Johnson, Klukowski, Leblond, McClelland, Miller, Morris, Mullen, Nelson, Newsome, Otter, Robertson, Rutledge, Sadler, Seipelt-Thiemann, Smith-Walters, Stewart, Walck, Wright, Zamora
The Department of Biology offers preparation for teachers of biology, for biologists in industrial and governmental employment, and for students planning for graduate study in biology or for advanced professional courses in health sciences. The program for the Biology major leads to the Bachelor of Science degree. Students choose from concentrations in Organismal Biology and Ecology, Genetics and Biotechnology, Microbiology, and Physiology. Students interested in the health professions, such as medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, etc. should select the Physiology concentration. A minor in another field is required for Biology majors. A minor in Secondary Education is suggested for those persons planning to teach. A minor in Biology is also available.
The Department of Biology participates in an interdisciplinary major in Forensic Science in conjunction with Chemistry and Criminal Justice Administration.
MTSU is an affiliate of the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) in Ocean Springs. For information on attendance or course offerings visit the GCRL website at www.usm.edu/gcrl/summer_field/index.php.
The Department of Biology offers the following courses in Honors:
BIOL 1030 /BIOL 1031 (Fall Semester)
BIOL 1110 /BIOL 1111 (Fall Semester)
BIOL 1120 /BIOL 1121 (Spring Semester)
BIOL 2230 /BIOL 2231 (Spring Semester)
BIOL 3250 /BIOL 3251 (Fall Semester)
BIOL 3400 /BIOL 3401 (Spring Semester)
The Master of Science is offered in Biology. Requirements for this degree and a list of the courses offered for graduate credit are published in the Graduate Catalog.