J. N. Jarrett, Chair; D. R. Carter, T. M. Doan, S. L. Halkin, M. E. Jackson, J. R. King, J. L. Krans, T. Mione, B.J. Nicholson, P. Osei, C. A. Penniman, R. E. Rollin, D. A. Spector (Dept. phone: 860-832-2645)


Department Overview

The Department of Biology has full-time faculty representing the major specializations within the broad field of biology. Copernicus Hall houses laboratories for introductory and advanced undergraduate and graduate 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, molecular genetics research laboratory, controlled environment room, computer laboratory, experimental gardens, and growth chambers.

Through the academic and extracurricular opportunities which the department offers, students are prepared to understand the living world and to enter various careers in biology.



Major in Biology, BS (Non-teaching)

Major in Biology, BS (Certifiable for teaching grades 7-12, 32-34 credits in biology)

Minor in Biology (Certifiable for secondary teaching)

Major in General Science with Specialization in Biology, BS (Certifiable for elementary education, 39-42 credits)

Major in General Science with Specialization in Environmental Interpretation, BS (53-57 credits

Minor in Biology (Non-teaching, 20 credits)

Minor in Gerontology

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