Why WestConn Biology?
Get to know your professors
Since class size is small, you have a chance to really know your professors. In most cases, your lecture instructor is also your lab instructor.
Conduct your own research
Picture yourself in a high-tech lab, or in the field collecting ecological data. At WestConn, all biology undergraduates — and many graduate students — do independent research under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Some student research is presented at regional or national meetings, or published in scientific journals.
Study in a nature preserve literally at your doorstep
WestConn maintains its own nature preserve of forests and wetlands on the Westside Campus. A number of biology courses and research projects use the preserve as a natural laboratory.
Prepare for a professional career
Many of our graduates have gone on to medical, dental, or other professional and graduate schools. Others have found employment in regional pharmaceutical companies or environmental organizations. Co-ops are available as an introduction to the professional world. Many students also gain valuable experience working as student assistants in the department.
Take the next step…
Contact the Biology Secretary at 203-837-8791 or by e-mail to arrange for a private tour of the Science Building.
Sit in on a lecture. Hang out with students in the Biology Club Room. Chat with a professor about your career dreams.