BiologyBachelor of Science

The study of life

Each professor teaching in the biology program at Friends University has earned his/her doctoral degree and is involved in teaching and research with undergraduate students in areas ranging from studies in local bird populations to DNA/molecular biology research. We encourage our students to participate in research with a professor in an area of interest.

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Facilities for the biology program are located in William Penn Science Building, which has been stocked with the latest equipment for teaching and research. The Natural Science and Mathematics Division also provides computers in the laboratories in order to integrate emerging technologies with basic scientific experiments.

Friends University Testimonial

You learn to look beyond what you see in front of you. You learn to draw conclusions based on what you have and to continue to search for answers. While attending Friends University, I especially enjoyed the lab work, which was usually outdoors and off campus and allowed me to get my hands dirty.

Lindsay Bryant, Biology Student

Program Outcomes

A graduate from Friends University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology will:

  • Be able to explain the biological concepts of energy transfer to and between living things, cellular organization of life, reproduction, and heredity.
  • Apply the steps of the scientific method to solve problems.
  • Integrate written and spoken communication into their scientific discipline.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the impact that biology has on society and develop science-based solutions that can serve others and integrate with their personal and professional lives.

Career Options

A degree in Biology can be used in more ways than you may think. Take a look at some of the potential careers that can result from this area of study.

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4-Year Career Plan

The path to your future career starts long before graduation. Learn what steps you need to take along the way to put you a step ahead.

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Career Services

We’re here to help. Get in touch with our Career Services team to prepare and plan for your future profession.

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Featured Faculty

Prince Agbedanu

Dr. Prince Agbedanu

  • Assistant Professor of Biology; Director of Human Biology & Health Science Program
  • Natural Science and Mathematics
  • B.S., Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology; M.S., Norwegian University of Science and Technology; Ph.D., Iowa State University
Ana Jurcak-Detter

Dr. Ana M Jurcak-Detter

  • Assistant Professor Biology
  • Natural Science and Mathematics
  • B.S., State University of New York at Oswego; M.S., Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
Patrick Mathews

Dr. Patrick Mathews

  • Professor of Biology; Program Director of Zoo Science
  • Natural Science and Mathematics
  • B.A., M.S., Truman State University; Ph.D., University of Arkansas
John Simmons

Dr. John Simmons

  • Assistant Professor of Biology
  • Natural Science and Mathematics
  • B.S., Culver-Stockton College; Ph.D., Missouri University

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