Department of Biology

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Lead Professor: Kiflu Berhane, Ph.D.

Program Overview

The curriculum offered by the Department of Biology is designed to prepare graduates for careers in the biological sciences or ecological sciences, and the biomedical sciences. Additionally, the program prepares graduates to be teachers of science at the middle and high school levels.

The required major and support courses prepare the biology major for numerous opportunities for employment. Graduates are prepared for careers in industry, sales and research, government, and education. Graduates are also prepared for entry into graduate programs in biology and professional schools in public health, medicine, dentistry, allied health sciences and related areas such as pharmacy, medical technology, nursing, physician‘s assistant, biotechnology, and forensics.


The goals of the Department of Biology are to:

Prepare biology graduates for entry into graduate school;

Prepare biology graduates for entry into professional programs such as medicine, dentistry, environmental studies, biotechnology, and allied health;

Prepare biology graduates for employment in biology related fields; and

Prepare students who seek a teaching certificate in biology to pass the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) licensure examination.

If you are interested in majoring in biology, please contact the appropriate professor listed below:

Kiflu Berhane, Ph.D., Lead Professor of Biology
[email protected]

Stephanie Gorski, Ph.D.
[email protected]