- Rachel Eastman ‘17
- Hometown: North Canton, OH
- Major: Biology
My favorite place at Mount Union is the Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center. Many students do not realize that Mount has its own nature preserve, but it does!
Biology Internships and Hands-On Learning
Students who choose to major in biology at the University Mount Union will have endless opportunities to get “real-world” experience outside of the classroom. By getting involved in extracurricular opportunities and field experiences, you can strengthen your skills and knowledge in biology, both of which are critical to career success.
Experiential learning opportunities will give you many chances to put classroom knowledge to work. These hands-on learning opportunities include:
- Independent research
- Research with faculty or student peers
- Laboratory experience
- Field trips to Ball Research Forest, coastal marine locations, local zoos and museums, Lake Erie and Costa Rica
- Exclusive access to Mount Union’s Nature Center
Beta Beta Beta is a national biology honor society on Mount Union’s campus. The Xi Zeta Chapter was established at Mount Union in 2001, and is a society specifically for students who are dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. Members must be biology or environmental biology majors and completed at least three hours of non-introductory classes in the biological sciences with an average grade of B in all biology classes at the time of initiation.
Students for Environmental Awareness (SEA) is a student-led organization on Mount Union’s campus. SEA provides students, faculty, staff and community members with the opportunity to work together to promote the protection of the environment, educate the public regarding environmental concerns and to encourage practices that benefit the earth. This organization is an active environmental group on campus and is open to any student interested.
Darwin’s Birthday Party is celebrated each year on February 12 on Mount Union’s campus. In celebration of Charles Darwin’s birthday, biology students and faculty watch movies, participate in Darwin trivia games and eat birthday cake.