Biological Sciences

Welcome to the Biology Department at Kutztown University. We are located within the Boehm Science Center, where our faculty members support and help students pursue a B.S. degree in Biology in one of 4 tracks within our program:

1) Allied Health

2) Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Cell Biology

3) Organismal Biology and Ecology

4) Pre-Medicine and other Health Careers

Front of the Boehm Science Center greenhouse.
our curriculum

The curriculum in each of our tracks provide students with a sound academic foundation in all Formal and Natural Sciences, including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and, of course, Biology. Students in our program learn about fundamental biological concepts and principles, scientific thinking and experiment design. Students in our program will also become familiar with how Biology is learned- from molecules, to cells, to whole organisms- as well as their ecology and that of their ecosystems, thanks to well-equipped laboratory facilities.

our affiliations & student resources

The Department provides many resources to help our students prepare for and obtain employment and careers in the life sciences after completing their degree. For example, we have affiliation agreements with the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), Palmer College of Chiropractic, and Alvernia University, which secure an interview and/or acceptance should a student meet academic and other defined criteria for the schools.

Please explore our pages to learn more about completing a major or minor in Biology.

  • Biolology Department Mission

    The Department of Biology is committed to serving all students by conveying to them an understanding of the process of scientific inquiry and an appreciation of the importance of biology to their lives as citizens. Further, the Department of Biology is committed to preparing students who major in biology and related disciplines to succeed in their careers and graduate training in the sciences.

    The Department of Biology is also committed to serving the community and society by providing technical and educational expertise on many levels.

  • Biolology Department Goals
    • Provide guidance, skills, and knowledge students need to succeed in careers and graduate training
    • Provide opportunities and support for students to pursue faculty-guided research and/or external internships
    • Prepare students to work effectively with others in collaborative projects both within the discipline and in inter-discipline situations
    • Provide students with an academic foundation consisting of core biology courses, related concomitant courses, and diverse electives in upper level courses
    • Provide a strong lab and field based curriculum to foster hands-on experiential learning and research experiences for all students throughout the curriculum
    • Provide a relevant lab and field based experience for the non majors who are served by the department in general education courses
    • Support biology related programs including Marine Science, Medical Technology, Environmental Science, Secondary Education Biology, Biochemistry, and other science programs
    • Promote the professional development of faculty to stay active and current in their field of expertisethrough research, interaction with their peers, and advanced training
    • Maintain and support facilities to support faculty, faculty-student, and course-based research
    • Engage in collaborations on the behalf of students for research and other opportunities beyond the normal curriculum

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