About the Program

BS Natural Sciences with a Concentration in Biology

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Department of Natural Sciences

Phone: (740) 351-3456
Massie Hall, Room 315

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  • We have several active biology clubs within the department that invite speakers to campus, get involved with the community, and organize social activities.
  • Our Tri-Beta Club is the Xi Upsilon chapter of the βββ National Biological Honor Society. They promote research and research activities within the department.
  • The SSU Environmental Club promotes environmental awareness to increase participation in environmental affairs.

You’ll find the opportunities you need to succeed at Shawnee State University.

  • Nine highly-qualified faculty members. Eight with Ph.D.'s in biology, one with an M.S. in biology.
  • Undergraduate research opportunities every semester.
  • Upper-division classes are small, with class sizes typically around 10 – 15 students.
  • Unique ability to tailor a biology degree with other scientific and mathematical interests.
  • A teaching licensure option is available with our BS Natural Sciences degree
  • Graduates have been admitted to graduate, medical, and pharmacy schools at: Graduates have been admitted to graduate programs at Kent State University, Unity College, Marshall University, Ohio University, and The Ohio State University.
  • Field-based research opportunities are available for students, including a two-week research trip to Costa-Rica that occurs during Spring/Summer.

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