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Biology Learning Objectives

The process of life, which holds relevance to all aspects of society, is studied in the biology major at the University of Mount Union. If you are interested in pharmaceutical sales, medicine, allied-health professions, or the research or education of biology, Mount Union's biology discipline is for you.

With our new $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.

Science majors are also encouraged to take advantage of 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