Department of Biology

The Department of Biology at CCSU offers seven undergraduate degree programs as well as several options for the Master's degree.

The Department of Biology has a full-time faculty representing specializations within the broad field of biology. Copernicus Hall houses laboratories for introductory and advanced courses and research in biology. The department has a wide range of modern research equipment in laboratories designed for class and/or individual research studies. Specialized facilities, available for faculty and student instruction and research, include a greenhouse, herbarium, photosynthesis research laboratory, ecology research laboratory, experimental gardens, controlled environment rooms, and growth chambers. Faculty and students also have research and teaching access to Outer Island (Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge) through the Connecticut State University Center for Education and Research at Outer Island (CEROI).

Through the academic and extracurricular opportunities which the department offers, students are prepared to understand and participate in a wide variety of biological specializations. Students in the graduate programs are expected to expand their understanding of biological concepts, to become familiar with recent developments in biology, and to become familiar with library, computer, and laboratory resources for biological research.

Mission Statement

The Department of Biology at Central Connecticut State University offers a variety of opportunities and experiences that transect the broad field of biology. Through the academic and extracurricular opportunities offered the the Department, students are prepared to understand and interpret the living world so that they may ultimately be successful in their pursuit of biological careers.

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