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.

Start your future in biology.

Program Highlights

Proven Success

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.

Academic Resources

Access to new technology, well equipped laboratories, library and academic support services.

Passionate Faculty

Accessible and experienced educators with real-world experience and expertise.

Career Services

Helpful career guidance.

“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

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.

Featured Faculty

Prince Agbedanu

Dr. Prince Agbedanu

  • Associate Professor of Biology; Program Director: Human Biology & Health Sciences
  • Science, Technology, Engineering 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
  • Science, Technology, Engineering 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
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • B.A., M.S., Truman State University; Ph.D., University of Arkansas
John Simmons

Dr. John Simmons

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

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