The Department of Biological Sciences brings together a diverse group of science professors from a variety of professional backgrounds. Ranging from aquatic and terrestrial ecologists to cell biologists, microbiologists and geneticists, the department provides science and non-science majors alike with the opportunity to explore and understand the world around them, in both the laboratory and the great outdoors.

A large portion of the success of our program and the successes demonstrated by our students and alumni relate directly to mentoring opportunities between faculty and students, excellent facilities and equipment, departmental espirit-de-corps, and positive synergy and collaboration with our colleagues in other departments and disciplines, especially in the Department of Chemistry and Physics.

Do you love learning how things work? Do you enjoy digging deeper and researching what's beyond the surface? Do you have a passion for nature, health and medicine? Are you interested in research, working in the great outdoors, becoming a doctor, physician assistant, physical therapist, dentist, optometrist, or veterinarian? Biology at Campbell is right for you.

Why Should I Study Biology?

  1. Class size - Class sizes range from as low as 10-12 up to 90 students in lectures. Labs average 24 students; 12-16 in upper-level labs.
  2. More individual advisement- Our faculty-advisers strive to ensure that you're not "just a number"
  3. More “face time” with faculty.
  4. Opportunities for undergraduate research with faculty members
  5. Internships with local professionals and agencies
  6. Exciting growth in programs and facilities within Biology