The Department of Biology & Chemistry is dedicated to teaching our students in the most effective way possible. Faculty members constantly strive to introduce innovative practices in both the lecture and the laboratory. We are especially focused on active learning practices. Our students have proven themselves to be excellent learners and have demonstrated their capabilities in graduate school, health professional schools and careers in science.
The Department also has a strong undergraduate research emphasis. Students are able to conduct research ranging from watershed monitoring and assessment to molecular analyses of DNA replication. The large majority of students in the Department's research program are MSU Undergraduate Research Fellows, which supports them with a stipend. Other students are supported by research grants that have been awarded to faculty members. Many of these students conduct research during the summer. Our research students present the results of their research at local, regional, and national meetings and frequently win awards for these presentations.
We welcome you to our department and encourage you to contact us if you have any questions.
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