Jul 12, 2024  
2022-23 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2022-23 Undergraduate Bulletin ARCHIVED

Department of Biology


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J. Kevin Langford, interim chair
Miller Science Building, Room 101
Phone: (936) 468-3601
Fax: (936) 468-2056
P.O. Box 13003, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962
Web: sfasu.edu/biology

Faculty

Professors
D. Brent Burt, Dennis A. Gravatt, Matthew Kwiatkowski, Donald B. Pratt, Josephine Taylor, Alexandra Van Kley, James E. Van Kley, Stephen C. Wagner, Robert J. Wiggers

Associate Professors
Daniel J. Bennett, J. Kevin Langford

Assistant Professors
Jason N. Bruck, Carmen G. Montaña-Schalk, Zeljko M. Radulovic

Lecturer
Erin M. Childress

Lab Coordinators
Joann Giudici, Ronald Havner, Justin B. Sullivan, Ashley Wahlberg

Adjunct Faculty
Angela Nicholas

Objectives

The biology department’s mission is to produce broadly trained biologists with the skills and knowledge that will prepare them to succeed in the biological field of their choosing. The academic programs offered have the intellectual breadth and academic rigor needed to achieve this objective. The Department of Biology has established three goals to meet the mission:

  1. Graduates will possess a fundamental knowledge of living organisms.
  2. Graduates will possess critical-thinking skills and be able to apply the scientific method to solve problems.
  3. Graduates will appreciate and be able to describe the role that advances in biology play in our society.

Student Organizations

  • Biology Club
  • Botany Interest Group
  • Tri-Beta (biological honor society)
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta (pre-health honor society)
  • American Medical Student Association
  • Latino Medical Student Association

Definition of the Major

Students wishing to choose a major in biology should consult with members of the department faculty early in their university career.  The department includes a number of biological disciplines.  Each student is strongly encouraged to work closely with a departmental advisor to design the program best suited to the interests and goals of the student. Students must select from the following degree tracks: botany, cell and molecular biology, or ecology and evolutionary biology. 

Certification for High School Life Sciences Teaching

Students wishing to choose a major in biology teaching should consult with members of the department faculty early in their university career.  The department includes a number of biological disciplines.  Each student is strongly encouraged to work closely with a departmental advisor to design the program best suited to the interests and goals of the student. 

 

Programs

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