The biology programs at Kutztown University prepare students for the workplace, for graduate work in biology, and for medical and other professional schools.
The Biology Major offers 4 specializations:
The 4 Tracks in the B.S. Biology Degree Program:
Other Related Life Science Programs:
Currently, there are 19 faculty members in the Department of Biology. The Department is housed in the Boehm Science Center with access to several lecture halls/smart classrooms, numerous teaching labs, seminar rooms, faculty-student research labs, a computer/digital imaging lab, a marine science complex that includes a marine aquarium room, a greenhouse, and student study areas and lounges. In addition, the university's Ronald R. Rhein Environmental Study Area, a 23-acre preserve composed of several different habitats, is located on university property adjacent to the campus.
Students in the biology program have the opportunity to conduct undergraduate research in their area of interest by working with any of our faculty members on campus (Faculty Research Interests). Additional opportunities exist for students interested in doing internships at off-campus sites such as Merck & Company, the Lehigh Valley Hospital, the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Hawk Mountain, the Rodale Institute, the Wildlands Conservancy and several industrial labs.
Students also have the opportunity to participate in any of the various student organizations that exist on campus. Some of these include: the Health Careers Society, the Biology Club, the Marine Science Club, the Environmental Action Club, Botany Club, the Pre-Veterinary Club and the Kutztown Women in Science Club.
In addition to our excellent faculty and facilities on campus, the Biology Department has a formal cooperative program with The Chincoteague Bay Field Station at Wallops Island, VA. Kutztown University is also an active member of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists.
Learn about Kutztown's Collaboration for Excellence in Teacher Preparation (CETP). Kutztown University is establishing a Center for Mathematics and Sciences Education whose mission is to promote the collaboration of science, mathematics, technology, and education faculty to enhance the recruitment, preparation and development of teachers of mathematics and the sciences.
- Dr. Carol Mapes, Chair, (610) 683-4308, Email
- Mrs. Chris Ferris, Department Secretary, (610) 683-4307, Email
- Dr. Jacob Sewall, Coordinator of Environmental Science, (484) 646-5864, Email
- Dr. Daniel Aruscavage, (610) 683-4315 and Dr. Matthew Stone, (484) 646-5844, Co-Chairs of the Pre-Medical Committee, Email
- Dr. Adrienne Oakley, Coordinator of Marine Science, (484) 646-4334, Email
If you are interested in biology and would like to consider Kutztown University as your university, please contact us and visit!