Why Biology at E&H?

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Hands-on learning

When you major in Biology, you get a broad background that prepares you well for a variety of career fields.  In addition, you are immersed in project-based learning through lab-based classes and independent research projects.  Many of our students develop their own research projects and work closely with professors who mentor their investigations. 

Recognized for Excellence

The E&H Biology Department received a rating of Gold from the Partnership for Undergraduate Life Science Education (PULSE) recognition program.  

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What Students Say About Biology at E&H

“I enjoy learning about biology, it’s fun, and the professors here are nice and supportive,” - anonymous

“The availability and openness of the professors, paired with the small classes have been my favorite aspects of Emory & Henry, because it allows for the development of strong relationships which have proven to be tremendously beneficial. Both the chemistry and biology departments here at Emory & Henry have given priceless advice and guidance in my pursuit of achieving my career goals,” - Jake Sturgil, class of 2021 

World of Work

  • <h4 class="lw_blurbs_title"></h4><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><ul><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="2"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Independent research projects develop skills attractive to employers.</span></li><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="2"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Courses in laboratory and field techniques build skills and experience in relevant concentration areas.</span></li><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="2"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) with other institutions, the Appalachian College Association Ledford Fellows program, and other summer experiences build resumés and skills set, making graduates more competitive in the job market and graduate school.</span></li><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="2"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Internships provide additional options for career readiness.</span></li></ul></div>

Handcraft this Major

  • <h4 class="lw_blurbs_title"></h4><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><ul><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="2"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Choose a concentrations in:</span><ul><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="3"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Wildlife and Conservation</span></li><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="3"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Biomedical Sciences</span></li><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="3"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Health Sciences</span></li></ul></li><li style="font-weight: 400;" aria-level="3"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Research and internship experiences are tailored to a student’s unique interest area.</span></li></ul></div>