NSU Biology - where opportunity and preparation meet
The NSU Biology department strives to develop each student’s ability to discover, evaluate and communicate knowledge, making informed ethical decisions while nurturing an understanding of interdependencies with the environment.
Biology faculty work to advance knowledge and encourage creative activity that can lead to the discovery of new solutions to significant global and humanitarian problems. New knowledge through research can be integrated into the educational experiences of our students. The department also works to provide leadership and partnerships resulting in public outreach and community development.
Embracing a tradition of a liberal arts education in the School of Science and Technology, the Department of Biology is committed to becoming the premier academic and research unit in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology and to helping the University achieve its overall goal of becoming a Science and Technology Powerhouse.Departmental excellence in biotechnology, pre-professional training and environmental science contributes to enhanced educational and research experiences in biology and strives to develop programs with reputable stature at state, national and international levels.
Biology faculty teach NSU students to appreciate life and its beauty, as well as understand more about themselves as human beings. They are recognized as effective agents of change to the campus and contributors to outreach and service in the Hampton Roads area and the state of Virginia. Our biology graduates have an increased awareness and understanding of their interdependencies with the environment as well as success in health or science-related careers, and they commitment to a lifetime of learning.