The Biology Department currently is housed within portions of the Millington Hall of Life Sciences (constructed in 1967) and the second and third floors of the Integrated Science Center (ISC, constructed in 2008).
Departmental research and teaching topics range from molecules to landscapes. Our facilities and equipment reflect that broad scope, providing students and faculty with the equipment and resources to engage in active research and hands-on learning in the life sciences. Available field sites include Lake Matoaka, where the Keck Environmental Field Lab is located. The department also supports microscropy and photographic facilities, molecular facilities , ecology facilities, animal care facilities, a greenhouse, an herbarium, and a wood/electronics shop. Of related interest is the Center for Conservation Biology.