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We explore all levels of biology—from molecules and cells to plants and animals. Through experiences on and off campus, we mentor you and nurture your curiosity and understanding of the living world.
The biology program at Alma College will introduce you to the study of life and provides abundant opportunities for individual research. General offerings include genetics, physiology, microbiology, botany and ecology. More advanced courses are offered in animal behavior, aquatic biology, immunology, evolution and more.
Check out the ecology and bird banding research Abi Fergus ’18 is doing during the summer months in her blog Alma Ornithology: Bird Banding.
Alma College is a great place to start your career in medicine, dentistry or veterinary science; biotechnology; biological research; environmental biology and high school biology teaching.
Career opportunities for graduates of the biology program span the professions in health, ecology, natural resources and teaching. Alma’s program also provides strong preparation for graduate school. Alma alumni are working as environmental consultants, epidemiologists, naturalists, physicians, cancer researchers, botanists and teachers.
Nicholas Arnold’s research at the Center for Muscle Biology in Kentucky focused on the role of circadian rhythms in muscle biology, or the daily cycle of processes that get booted up or shut down at day and night.
Kyle Kansman’s internship at the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Florida reinforced his passion for animals and wildlife rehabilitation.
Results of an NSF-funded research partnership are revealed in the August 2015 issue of the prestigious international journal, Animal Behaviour.