The Biology—Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology (EEO) Emphasis degree program focuses on the structure, function, ecology, and evolution of organisms, with an emphasis on plants and animals. A diploma granted under this major will indicate “Bachelor of Science”; official transcripts will indicate Biology — Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology Emphasis.
Western’s Biology programs are based on an integrated conceptual foundation in biology, critical thinking skills, quantitative problem-solving abilities, leadership with team-building skills, and scientific research skills students obtain from lecture and laboratory courses. The foundational principles in the Biology (BS) curriculum are ultimately critical for post-baccalaureate studies and future job performance.
Around half of the Biology faculty are actively involved in C-Core grant which demonstrates faculty interest in improving their competencies as educators, not just researchers.
Western’s Biology Department is part of the College of Science and Engineering.