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Department of Biology

The Department of Biology offers courses designed to meet the needs of students preparing for professional careers in industry, government, and education, and to provide a strong foundation for students preparing for graduate work.  Courses that develop an understanding and appreciation of the living world as a part of a liberal arts education are provided for all students.  Appropriate courses are also offered to meet requirements for pre-professional work in the paramedical areas.

The Program

You will find a variety of courses that develop an appreciation for and an understanding of the living world, in addition to a flexible curriculum that can be individualized to help you meet your career goals  Courses offered by the biology department provide excellent preparation for medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, and life science graduate programs.  Our small classes encourage discussion and active student participation, enhancing your academic experience through interactions with your classmates and professors.  With hands-on research, study-abroad opportunities in Belize and Panama, and ample internship opportunities, Henderson’s biology majors are supplied with all the tools necessary to succeed in the field.


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Date last modified: 3 January 2011 

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“Graduating from HSU left me exceptionally prepared for the rigors of medical school. It was a definite advantage to have the small class sizes, challenging curriculum, and excellent research opportunities."

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Luke McCageBachelor of Science - Biology, 2009
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