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About the Department of Biology

The Department of Biology at Saginaw Valley State University is a part of the University's College of Science, Engineering, and Technology. The Department of Biology offers Bachelor of Science degrees in four majors

  • Biological Science major
  • Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, and Biomedical Sciences major
  • Evolution, Ecology, Organismal Biology major
  • Biology major for Teacher Certification

as well as a minor in Biology. The curriculum is well suited for students preparing for many types of advanced degree study.

At SVSU, biology classes are usually small and are taught by experienced professors whose primary concern is in quality instruction. The faculty members also are involved in research and professional development and are very interested in including students in these activities through directed studies and independent research projects.  An especially prized trademark of the Department is the ample opportunity for undergraduate students to participate in numerous hands-on, constructivist laboratory courses.  Laboratory classes are conducted in the Science West building, which contains modern laboratories and state-of-the-art equipment. The University's 782-acre campus also contains an ecological research area where a variety of biological fieldwork are performed.

Contact Us
(989) 964-2641(989) 964-2641

Department Chair

Dr. Jay Scott


Science West 244A