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Biology

Program Information

Professors: Fraser, Girdler (Chair), Langeland, Moore, Salinas, A. Wollenberg, M. Wollenberg

The mission of our department and curriculum is to educate students in the field of biology and within the context of a Kalamazoo College liberal arts education. Through our courses, research collaborations, and advising we help each of our students become an intrinsically motivated, self-directed learner who enjoys a biologist's keen awareness of the natural world. Specifically, we foster development of the following attributes in our biology majors: 1) knowledge of the diversity of living organisms and levels - from molecules to ecosystems - at which those organisms can be studied; 2) understanding of how organisms are affected by their evolutionary and developmental trajectories and how these are influenced by environmental contingency; 3) ability to discover new biological knowledge and then communicate it effectively to others; and 4) curiosity about and empathy toward our shared environment.

Biology Department News

Career Exploration Takes K Students to Windy City

11 K to the Windy City participants at the el train Thirteen Kalamazoo College students are back from the Windy City after a three-day trip to [...]

Grant to Foster Inclusive Science, Math Programs

Two Students in Science lab for Inclusive Science and Math story Kalamazoo College has been awarded a $1 million, five-year grant to participate in a [...]

2018 Senior Awards Ceremony Honors Students

2018 senior awards Congratulations to the following Kalamazoo College students who received awards during the [...]

Environmental Education Seeded with Grant Support

Environmental education student examining plants The Center for Environmental Stewardship will take a giant leap forward with a newly announced [...]

Student Named a YWCA Young Achiever

Portrait of Lexi Ambs Kalamazoo College Civic Engagement Scholars (CES) are continuing to rack up honors as [...]

Events Offer Students Opportunities in the Sciences

Sciences JA Scott Kelso Two Kalamazoo College events coming soon will give students new experiences and learning [...]

Theatre Arts Professor Menta Receives Lux Esto Award

Lux Esto Award Winner Ed Menta Ed Menta, the James A.B. Stone College Professor of Theatre Arts, is this year’s recipient of [...]

K Senior Wins Prestigious National Science Foundation Fellowship

National Science Foundation Fellowship Winner Megan Hoinville works with professors It’s a high achievement to receive a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research [...]

Career Summit Featured Speaker: Esperanza Cantú ’11

Esperanza Cantú Registration for Career Summit 2018 is now closed. Students who are interested in attending [...]

Senior Leadership Recognition Awards Honor Exceptional Service

2018 Senior Leadership Award Winners Already widely known on campus for their invaluable contributions to the community, 25 seniors [...]