Professors: Fraser (Chair), Girdler, Langeland, Martinez Peña y Valenzuela, Moore, Salinas, Sundararaj, A. Wollenberg, M. Wollenberg
The mission of our department and curriculum is to educate students in the field of biology and foster a community of learning and practice. Our approaches are embedded in the context of a Kalamazoo College liberal arts education. Through our courses, research collaborations, advising, and departmental experiences, we help all students find their place in science and develop a biologist's keen awareness of the natural world. Specifically, our goal is that all students who participate in Biology will:
1) feel curious about the natural world and empathetic toward our shared environment;
2) know what has been discovered about the natural world, the process by which such knowledge is gained, and how to evaluate competing claims;
3) identify as new members of an interdependent community whose goal is to address socially relevant problems and questions; and
4) continually apply/practice newfound knowledge and skills via career exploration, problem solving, research, communication, and teamwork.