Dr. Charles McClaugherty

Teaching Area(s): Biology

During Commencement, it is so exciting to be reminded of how much students have developed during their time at the University.

Biology Major Learning Objectives

A biology major and the knowledge that you will gain graduating with a biology degree is transferable to numerous job opportunities and careers including pharmaceutical sales, medicine, allied-health professions, the research or education of biology and many others. Biology majors from the Mount Union Department of Biology will leave equipped with the right tools and knowldege to take on any biological sciences opportunity.

Mount Union ensures that students are prepared for the preofessional world by the by the diverse and in-depth curricula students are exposed to from everything in theoretical practice and research to hands-on practical experience. 


With our $23 million natural sciences facility, Bracy Hall, which opened up in the fall of 2003, biology students have the classroom and laboratory essentials required for functional learning.

Biology majors are also encouraged to take advantage of experiential learning opportunities at the nature center and other field sites available for Mount Union students:

The John T. Huston-Dr. John D. Brumbaugh Nature Center, which is located six miles south of campus, consists of a forest in all stages of succession, a pond and long-range research sites on over 130 acres of land.

The Ball Research forest is a 25-acre pine forest that is used for field trips, classes, and research.

Field trips to freshwater, marine, and tropical locations locally and abroad assist our students in experiencing biology through hands-on training. Involvement in research and internships is also encouraged.

The Department of Biology will produce graduates who

  1. Understand and apply fundamental concepts in biology and related disciplines
  2. Are proficient in the use of standard laboratory and field equipment/instrumentation
  3. Analyze published scientific research in the biological sciences
  4. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  5. Perform experiments to test hypotheses, analyze data and interpret significance of results
  6. Possess advanced skills in particular fields of study within biology

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