In a typical model of hands-on research, biology major Rebecca Drooger collaborated with professor Roman Miller for over two years on the effects of plant-based estrogen on mice. Her findings could impact broader cancer research!
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Studies in Biology at EMU
If you’re interested in biology, you’re interested in life. Humans, animals, forests, streams and soil … these are subjects of concern and fascination.
At EMU you’ll work side by side with others who share your interest as you conduct experiments, analyze data, study diagrams, debate issues and take field trips. Biology students have the privilege of working with faculty on research projects in biology. Recent examples of student research include projects on the genetics of aging, the organic production of blueberries, and methods of controlling invasive fire ants in Hawaii.
Professors who are mentors
Our school’s small size means ready access to equipment and individual instruction. Professors who are mentors help you develop skills in scientific interpretation and an awareness of the ethical issues that surround science. They emphasize the harmony between the natural world and God’s Word.
Biology is one of the biggest programs at EMU because we have an excellent reputation. Our graduates are sought both by graduate schools and employers – they know EMU biology grads are well-prepared critical thinkers with real-world experience.
- September 25th, 2014
Abby Pennington, a biology and education major, was exposed to a highly privileged educational experience and a highly deprived one – all in the summer before her senior year. Going from a three week cross-cultural in Kenya to a ten-day educators’ camp funded by NASA, Pennington emerged hungry to bring experiential education to those who …More
EMU administration and students join forces to recycle, compost and otherwise aim for sustainabilitySeptember 17th, 2014
On any given day at Eastern Mennonite University, you may see a young person riding a bicycle with an attached trailer piled with recyclables. The job represents a broad value woven through the fabric of university life: a commitment to sustainability. EMU was among 173 schools nationwide named “2014 cool schools” by the Sierra Club, …More
Disease of alcoholism responds to proper treatment, says Dr. Sam Showalter in kick-off Suter Science talkSeptember 16th, 2014
Alcoholism is not just a bad habit, weakness, or sin, but a disease with distinct physical symptoms, said local physician Sam Showalter ’65 in the kick-off talk for the 2014-15 Suter Science Seminar series. Showalter was a medical director of an inpatient facility in the 1980s that detoxed and educated more than 1,000 people addicted …More
Get the details
Call or email our faculty and staff, skim our FAQS for general info about our program, and download the 2011-12 biology course catalog. You’ll also want to read our statement on creation and natural science.
EMU is a Christian university like no other. Come see for yourself!