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.
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.
During your collaborative research with faculty, you have the opportunity to publish, and present your own original research at regional and national conferences.
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.
Our accelerated program agreement with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine provides priority admission to qualified students.
Our research labs grant you a hands-on experience using the latest state-of-the-art instrumentation.
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In BIO 2215 Human Anatomy and Physiology I, you will learn about the structure and function of various major organ systems in the human body, like the endocrine and skeletal systems, as well as the muscular and nervous systems. You will practice important skills in the lab, and manipulate 3D images of body systems on an Anatomage table, a technology used in medical and physical therapy programs throughout the nation.
Secondary education certified teachers enjoy the options and versatility that come with being able to teach students in grades ranging from 6 through 12.
Through the Tiny Earth Network we are able to provide students with an authentic research experience in their first semester at Florida Southern College.
Florida Southern College has a collaborative project with the Tiny Earth Network. This project focuses on one of the most pressing problems facing the global community: antibiotic resistance in bacteria.
Through the Tiny Earth Network, 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.
A full description of the curriculum and course titles can be found in the academic catalog.
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.
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.
Our biology majors attend a wide variety of graduate and professional schools.
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