Biology Mission Statement

The fundamental purpose of the biology department is to provide an environment that encourages learning, critical thinking, and scholarship in biology. The Department aspires to foster teaching and learning in accordance with the most current knowledge and science literacy standards of the National Science Foundation, and strives to provide service and research to assist and benefit western North Carolina expanding across the globe. We support the National Science Foundation goals of preparing students for immediate careers in the sciences, integrating research into our teaching as a means of preparing our majors for graduate and professional programs leading to future careers in the biological sciences, and training well-qualified science teachers for all levels of instruction.


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