Fotis Kafatos and Thomas Eisner recently observed that "At the threshold of what is widely regarded as the century of biology, the life sciences are undergoing a profound transformation. They have long existed as a collection of narrow, even parochial, disciplines with well-defined territories. Now they are undergoing consolidation, forming two major domains: one extending from the molecule to the organism, the other bringing together population biology, biodiversity studies, and ecology."
The Biology curriculum at Moravian College has long emphasized the importance of students gaining knowledge and experience in a broad range of traditional biological disciplines. The core courses required of majors give them a background in the study of living things at both the cellular and organismal levels. The Biology faculty continue to consider how improve the curriculum so as to best prepare our students for wherever their futures lie.