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BA or BS with a major in Biology

Schreiner University offers courses leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree and Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology. The biology program is committed to the liberal arts tradition with emphasis upon biology as an area of free inquiry. Students are not expected simply to master current biological knowledge. Rather, they are encouraged and expected to understand biology as a dynamic body of knowledge. Methods of producing new knowledge and using concepts to further understanding are two major goals of the program.professor and students with turtles

In addition, there is an emphasis on the interdisciplinary context of biology as a science.  Students majoring in Biology are expected to understand the philosophical foundations of science and the limitations inherent in all scientific knowledge.

The biology curriculum has been designed specifically to achieve these goals. Required courses include many of the subdivisions of the life sciences. Also included are a number of laboratory courses and some courses specifically designed to prepare students to carry out research in topics of special interest.

Students who major in biology may pursue a number of postgraduate directions including education, industry, and graduate study. Graduate study may require additional coursework in biology.

Students may select from two distinct tracks (Cellular or Environmental) within the biology degrees.

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BA Biology Cellular Track
BA Biology Environmental Track
BS Biology Cellular Track
BS Biology Environmental Track


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September 2014
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Dr. Susan Klinedinst is working on research that is worth the buzz.
Klinedinst, assistant professor of biology, has continued her genetic research in fruit flies since joining the Schreiner University faculty in August 2013, and she has shared the experience with many students at SU ... read more

BIOLOGY FACULTY

The faculty of the Trull School of Sciences and Mathematics attempt to instill appropriate knowledge and understanding in each discipline in the school in order for our graduates to read and comprehend material appropriate to their discipline. We seek to broadly train students in order that they are prepared to enter the workforce or be successful in graduate or professional school. The programs in this school are committed to the liberal arts tradition with emphasis on free inquiry. Students are not expected simply to master their discipline knowledge, but rather they are encouraged to understand their discipline as a dynamic body of knowledge. Methods of producing new knowledge and using concepts to further understanding are two major goals of the school.

Dr. Ryan Caesar Caesar, Dr. Ryan
Assistant Professor of Biology
Office: Moody 104A
(830) 792-7276  |  rmcaesar@schreiner.edu
   
Dr. Diana Comuzzie Comuzzie, Dr. Diana
Dean, Trull School of Sciences & Mathematics
Professor of Biology
Office: Moody Science 217
(830) 792-7244  | comuzzie@schreiner.edu
   
photo Crain, Lee
Biology Laboratory Director
Office: Moody 104C
(830) 792-7253 | lcrain@schreiner.edu
   
Dr. Chris Distel Distel, Dr. Chris
Assistant Professor of Biology
Office: Moody Science 110
(830) 792-7470  | cadistel@schreiner.edu
   
Dr. Susan Klinedinst Klinedinst, Dr. Susan
Assistant Professor of Biology
Office: Moody 115B
(830) 792-7248  | slklinedinst@schreiner.edu
   
Dr. Michael McGinnis McGinnis, Dr. Michael
Adjunct Instructor, Biology
Office: Weir 215
(830) 792-7253  | mrmcginnis@schreiner.edu
   
Lesa Presley Presley, Lesa   bio
Instructor of Biology
Office: Trull Science 120
(830) 792-7488  | lnpresley@schreiner.edu
   
Dr. Angie Schladoer Schladoer, Dr. Angie
Adjunct Instructor of Biology
Office: Weir 118
(830) 792-7385 | alschladoer@schreiner.edu
   
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