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from seeking cures for diseases such as cancer and AIDS, to protecting our environment and characterizing the diversity of species with which we share our planet. Studying biology at WestConn will provide you with an opportunity to explore this fascinating science.
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WCSU biology faculty and adjuncts have expertise in a range of fields, from animal behavior and organismic biology to cell and molecular biology. Our staff provide valuable support to teaching and research activities.
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Undergraduate tracks prepare students for professional school, or careers ranging from health sciences and research to teaching and environmental conservation.
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Graduate Program
The graduate program in Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is currently accepting applicants.
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A variety of in-house and off-campus opportunities are available for students to work and do research.
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BIO 107 Costa Rica Field Work. March 19-27, 2016. Spend a week studying at the tropical Goldring Field Station. Contact Dr. Pinou for more details. (posted 10-08-15)

Wednesday Research Seminar. Matthew Graham, Eastern Connecticut State University, will be speaking on "Assembling an arthropod fauna: one scorpion, tarantula, and camel spider at a time." Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at 4 pm in Science Building 219. Open to the public, and reception to follow. (posted 10-08-15)

Congratulations to the 2015 Biology Department Award recipients: Matthew Monaco, Karen Velez, and Stacey Evans Houle. Matthew Monaco received the "Outstanding Graduating Senior Biology Major Award", Karen Velez received the "Most Promising Underclassman Award", and Stacey Evans Houle received the "Graduate Student Award." (posted 02-20-15)

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Herpetology Club is welcoming new members. For more information, check out the club webpage or contact the advisor, Dr. Dora Pinou.

Biology Club is welcoming new members. For details, check out the club webpage or contact its advisor, Dr. Ed Wong.

Advisor's lists, program planning sheets, and other forms are available from the Forms page .

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