The Biology Department maintains a highly educated and academically, philosophically and culturally diverse faculty in order to:
- Offer all students the opportunity to understand and use scientific thinking and techniques in the study of living things, to realize the relationships of science to other modes of thought, and to become familiar with contemporary models of biological functions and with the facts of regional ecosystems of southwest Utah and its neighbors.
- Offer interested students the rigorous opportunity to prepare for advanced study in biology and for careers in agriculture, health care, secondary teaching and biological aspects of land management.
- Build partnerships for service within the regional community.
- Foster productive scholarship by students and faculty.
- Create a collegial atmosphere and free exchange of ideas in the department.
The department provides undergraduate programs in agriculture, botany and zoology. Prescribed course work in the department supports the general education program of the University, builds a solid base for graduate or professional study, prepares public school teachers, and provides the instructional foundation necessary for careers in many fields.
Provide our students with quality lecture, laboratory, and field instructional experiences which foster student inquiry into science, and prepare them for post-baccalaureate pursuits.