The core focus of the SVSU Biology Department is to provide exceptional course experiences. The department offers an array of courses that apply to all students interested in seeking jobs and advanced degrees in the biological sciences. The department offers upper division biology courses taught by full time faculty. Class sizes are small and provide one-on-one interactions that allow our students to get to know their instructors. Among undergraduate teaching institutions, SVSU boasts a strong and competitive approach to providing students with first rate undergraduate research opportunities. Students have the opportunity to work in hands-on research laboratories in which they have the freedom to work on interesting and creative projects as well as potentially pursuing their own research questions.