Top Ten Reasons to Major in Biology at Loras

The Biology Program exists within the framework of a liberal arts college and as such is dedicated to:

  1. provide access to fundamental concepts of biology for all students and
  2. provide access to specialized biological knowledge for majors and minors who rely on this knowledge for their particular career goals.

The program also serves as a source of expertise, both research and instructional, for the local community, State of Iowa and beyond. In both instances, this access and service is afforded in a Christian and Catholic atmosphere where moral and ethical implications of biological knowledge are conveyed to the students and various publics. The program faculty are fully committed to teaching and achieving the highest level of professional competence as biologists.

The Biology Program offers majors in Biology and Biology Research. The Biology major is designed for those students wishing a broad background in biology but who do not wish to pursue a research orientation; the biological research major is designed for those students additionally wishing research experience. Successful completion of a comprehensive examination given during the senior year is required of all majors.

HOMECOMING CHILI FEED 2011!

The Biology and Chemistry Programs traditionally hold an annual Homecoming Chili Feed on the Saturday of Homecoming from 11am to 1pm before the football game on the lawn at the south end of the Science Building. Many kinds of chili made by faculty and staff is available for alumni and their families to enjoy. Drinks, chips, and other food are generally available along with all necessary eating utensils.

Mark your calendars, and plan to stop by and say hi!

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