Studies in Biology at EMU
Cerrie Mendoza, a biology major, is taking part in a collaboration pilot project between the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), the U.S. Geological Survey, EMU and JMU to gather genetic samples from certain North American species of salamanders that were first collected and described 50 years ago.
Macson McGuigan, a senior environmental sustainability and digital media major, was named one of 12 North American Nature Photography Association College Scholars. McGuigan joined other scholarship winners and a crew of professionals, among them a doctoral researcher in evolutionary biology, to produce a film for the non-profit North Florida Land Trust.
Eastern Mennonite University junior Amanda Williams, from Millsboro, Delaware, spent the spring semester at Washington Community Scholars' Center in an internship with the Smithsonian Institute Museum of Natural History. Williams is double majoring in biology and environmental sustainability.
Samantha Kauffman and Marchelle Smucker, winners of the upperclass division of the STEM poster show, discuss their research with Professor Esther Tian. The duo explored high salt and high fructose diets. Thirty-nine research projects were showcased at the annual event.
Senior Amanda Williams, junior Bekah Mongold and Hannah Daley '17 take a break during summer data collection on Crab Run in Bergton, Virginia. Williams and Daley are the recipients of the first EMU Summer Research Grant, which they are using to explore the relationship between canopy cover and water temperature.
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.
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.
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.