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Department of Biology
258 Science Building
Cheney, WA 99004
phone: 509.359.2339


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Our faculty members are committed to teaching, mentoring and engaging students in their education so they are equipped to open doors to professional success, advanced degree options and civic responsibility.  We set high expectations asking students to apply their knowledge beyond the walls of lecture halls and facilitate these opportunities.     

  • Our Students participate in research projects with Faculty and Graduate Students in many fields of Biology, from environmental science to biotechnology and health science.  
  • Our Students are exposed to cutting edge technology and scientific methods in small community environment; we provide forward thinking scientific expertise that you would associate with much larger institutions, while providing personal guidance and building lifelong professional relationships
  • Our Students engage in research and observation in our laboratories  and off campus research sites such as our facility located on Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge near the EWU campus; our close proximity and connection, to various  wildlife sites and clinical locations afford our students unique opportunities through class field trips, internships, and research grants. 
  • Our students enjoy the benefits of an established, engaging,  student focused college campus while in close proximity to the City of Spokane giving students ample opportunity for internships, professional networking and job opportunities

Learn about the various opportunities that EWU's Biology Department provides, by clicking on one of the links to side or by stopping by our offices for a visit. 

What are the degree options?

The Department of Biology offers undergraduate programs leading to a:

Bachelor of Science- Biology (BS)

Table for BS Majors Front Page

Bachelor of  Arts in Education- Biology (BAE

Bachelor of Science- Environmental Science w/Biology Emphasis (BS- Environmental Science)

Minors: Biology, Health Sciences, Secondary Education, General Science Endorsement (Minors) 

All students are expected to work closely with their faculty advisor to determine their curriculum

The Department of Biology offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Science in Biology.

What can I do with my degree?

Biology encompasses the scientific study of life. The structure and function of organisms are studied at the molecular, cellular, organismal, population and ecosystems levels.

A degree in biology is the first step into finding a career in one of hundreds of growing fields in health sciences, biotechnology and environmental sciences; in government agencies concerned with resource management, environmental quality and medical research; and in educational institutions as teachers and laboratory technicians. 

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