Discover the mysteries of life!

From classroom discussions and lab experiments to fieldwork and study abroad, Florida Southern provides you the foundation in the biological sciences to pursue your passion to understand our world.

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Top Reasons

Whether your dream is to be a scientist, physician, or teacher, Florida Southern College faculty are dedicated to giving you the knowledge and experience you need to succeed.

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Original Research

During your collaborative research with faculty, you have the opportunity to publish, and present your own original research at regional and national conferences.

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Graduate Acceptance

Our graduates are accepted into the nation’s top medical, dental, and veterinary schools such as, Duke, University of Miami, University of Pennsylvania, and Auburn.

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LECOM Agreement

Our accelerated program agreement with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine provides priority admission to qualified students.

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State-of-the-Art Instrumentation

Our research labs grant you a hands-on experience using the latest state-of-the-art instrumentation.

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Program Contacts

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Dr. Nancy Morvillo

Chair of Biology

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Lauren Albaum, MEd

Pre-Health Career and Internship Coordinator
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Secondary Education Certification Available for this Major

Secondary education certified teachers enjoy the options and versatility that come with being able to teach students in grades ranging from 6 through 12.

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The Small World Initiative

Through our association with Yale, we are able to provide students with an authentic research experience in their first semester at Florida Southern College.

The Small World Initiative

Florida Southern College has a collaborative project with Yale University called the Small World Initiative. This project focuses on one of the most pressing problems facing the global community: antibiotic resistance in bacteria.

Through the Small World Initiative, students will search for novel antibiotics produced by common soil microorganisms. This experience not only teaches students important laboratory techniques and skills, but also provides an outstanding opportunity to experience the scientific method firsthand, and to contribute to solving a pressing and ongoing health crisis. Students have expanded on these experiences later in their academic careers to develop more detailed research projects, and have presented their findings at national scientific meetings.

Course Information

A full description of the curriculum and course titles can be found in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog

Internship Opportunities

Many of our majors are interested in health professions such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, and physical therapy. Students seriously thinking about applying to a professional school complete an elaborate internship.

Clubs and Organizations

The Biology department sponsors Beta Beta Beta, the society for biology students affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED), the national Health Preprofessional Honor Society, and Rho Rho Rho Marine and Atmospheric Honor Society.

Graduate Opportunities

Our biology majors attend a wide variety of graduate and professional schools.

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