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Welcome to Moravian Biology

The mission of the Department of Biological Sciences is to instill in our students an understanding and appreciation of the common thread that connects modern biological study at all levels, from molecules to ecosystems. We strive to actively engage our students in the process of scientific investigation, develop their spirit of inquiry, strengthen their ability to explore both in field and laboratory, hone their analytical skills, and foster their capacity to communicate effectively with professional peers and the public. By helping students become independent thinkers and intellectually vibrant individuals, we hope to enable them to achieve a lifetime of personal and professional success and service to society.

Biology today encompasses a very broad range of knowledge, from atoms and molecules to large-scale ecological interactions. The program in biology at Moravian college emphasizes the importance of gaining appreciation for, and some mastery of, all aspects of modern biology. This broad base of knowledge gives our majors the ability to succeed in any arena calling for biological expertise: teaching at all levels; academic, government, private, and industrial research; science journalism and law; professional fields such as medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, and optometry; allied health areas such as physical and occupational therapy; and graduate study.

Biology majors use current methodological approaches in laboratories, learn about the intricacies of the subject in class, and discuss recent research findings in seminars. All students are encouraged to participate in an independent study or Honors project, in which they can work closely with a member of the biology faculty on a research topic. In addition, students may participate in field study opportunities to see how they might put their education to use after graduation.

If you have any questions about the biology program at Moravian College which aren't answered here, please contact the department chair, Professor Christopher Jones (jonesc at moravian dot edu).

This website was designed and is maintained by Christopher Jones.