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Department of Biology

Welcome to the Department of Biology at Georgia Southern University.

Graduate student Mary Strickland studying Wilson's Plovers on Cumberland Island, GA.
Graduate student Mary Strickland studying Wilson’s Plovers on Cumberland Island, GA. (Photo by Pat Leary)

The Department of Biology at Georgia Southern University is a major center for research and teaching in the biological sciences. No matter what your interest or specific career goals, we are confident that we can meet your needs. The broad expertise of our faculty, located on three campuses, gives students the opportunity to train in any area of modern biology, including pre-professional programs. Students in our department work with nationally known faculty and state-of-the-art equipment in our teaching and
research labs. Our department’s large size provides a diversity of experiences, and our faculty will take a personal interest in your progress.

As a graduate of our department, you will have a skill-based education with the flexibility to meet the changing demands of your career. Our students learn relevant skills both in the classroom and via hands-on research with faculty mentors. More broadly, you will gain a firm understanding of the role of science in society and be able to make informed decisions about biology-related issues that affect your future. Finally, you will broaden your horizons by making professional connections among our diverse
faculty and collaborators.

Our department offers a opportunities for internships and other capstone experiences, and your work can be supported by a variety of scholarships. Your studies will be guided by faculty that consistently receive awards for their teaching, research, and service. Our alumni work in every state and many countries. We are proud of our department, and we invite you to let us contribute to your success. Where will your biology degree take you?

Biology Concentrations: Personalizing your Biology Degree!