Our department offers degree programs in Biology (B.S. and M.S.) and Environmental Science (B.S.). The faculty represent a wide array of disciplines such as cellular and molecular biology, organismal biology, terrestrial and aquatic ecology, geology, hydrology and paleontology. This incredible breadth allows us to provide courses and research opportunities for almost every student. The Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences has the largest number of majors on campus (around 450 Biology majors and around 100 Environmental Science majors.)
Beginning in 2021, the Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences will be housed in two buildings: Herty Hall and the brand-new Integrated Science Complex.
Our undergraduates take advantage of a diverse number of extracurricular experiences such as the Georgia College study abroad program, summer internships and the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) Programs. Students have many resources in order to prepare themselves for a career, graduate school and beyond.
Alumni of our department have chosen diverse career paths and are now public school science teachers, university professors, medical professionals (physicians, dentists, nurses, veterinarians), environmental consultants and employees with state and federal agencies such as the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
A distinctive feature of the department is our Pre-Med Mentoring Program which offers a unique opportunity for students to prepare themselves for a career in medicine. Interested students may find out more here.