The Department of Biology at Georgia Southern University is a student-centered department that offers training from the molecular to the ecosystem level. By interacting closely with a caring faculty of teacher-scholars, our undergraduates receive hands-on training to enter the job market or competitive professional and graduate schools. The Department of Biology places more graduates in pre-professional schools than any other department on campus. Approximately 25% of our graduate students go on to receive PhDs. Creative scholarships and independent research programs give students opportunities to work directly with individual faculty members.
We offer undergraduate degree programs leading to the BS or BA in biology; our graduate program offers the MS in biology. We also offer a minor in Biology for students majoring in other programs. Our department is home to 77 full-time faculty, 41 graduate students, and 1516 undergraduate majors, housed on three campuses:
Our department in Statesboro has 45 full-time faculty, 9 staff, 40 graduate students, and 1030 undergraduate majors. We are housed in a new LEED-certified Biological Sciences building that provides up-to-date facilities and the latest in “smart classroom” technology. The Statesboro campus is home to 20,000 students.
Our department on the Armstrong campus in Savannah has 29 full-time faculty, 3 staff, 1 graduate student, and 445 undergraduate majors. We are housed in the Science Center that provides modern classrooms and laboratory space. The Armstrong campus is home to 7000 students.
Our department in Hinesville is in the Liberty Center, a new, state-of-the-art building offering programs for local students, particularly those affiliated with the military. Here we have 3 faculty and 41 undergraduate majors. The Liberty Campus is home to 500 students.
The faculty of the Georgia Southern University Biology Department recognizes the foundational importance of evolutionary theory to all of modern biology, and is in full agreement with the Society for the Study of Evolution’s statements on evolution and on the teaching of evolution.
Last updated: 7/18/2022