Fascinated by evolution, genome sequences, cloning, environmental issues, or the brain? Passionate about the science of all living things? Looking for a major that can prepare you for graduate or professional work in some of today’s most rapidly growing fields? The Biology Department at Whitman College is looking for you.
Whitman’s rigorous curriculum is designed to help you develop a solid foundation in biology and its various sub-disciplines, such as ecology, genetics, cell biology, physiology, neurobiology, and evolutionary biology. The curriculum also requires research or fieldwork to provide you with real hands-on experience in biology and to help you develop your science writing and communication skills.
In addition, biology majors enjoy access to a wide variety of collaborative research experiences; cutting-edge technologies and facilities; and a highly-accomplished, research-active faculty who are passionate about mentoring students.
The biology faculty are also integral to Whitman’s popular Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology program (BBMB), an interdisciplinary major focusing on the interface between biology and the physical sciences.
Not surprisingly, Whitman biology graduates go on to study in some of the nation’s best graduate programs, as well as medical and dental school. In fact, in the last 20 years, more than 60 percent of them have enrolled in post-collegiate education ranging from graduate work in the biological sciences to professional programs in health-related fields.