Georgia Southern University


The Department of Biology at Georgia Southern University is a student-centered, "full-service" department offering training from the molecular to the ecosystem level. Our students interact closely with a caring faculty of teacher-scholars. Undergraduates receive hands-on training to enter the job market or competitive professional and graduate schools. The Department of Biology places more graduates in pre-professional schools than any other department on campus. Approximately 25% of our graduate students go on to receive PhDs. Creative scholarships and student-research programs give students opportunities to work directly with individual faculty members.

The Department of Biology is made up of 32 full-time faculty, approximately 45 graduate students, and 650 undergraduate majors. We offer undergraduate degree programs leading to the BS or BA in biology; our graduate program offers the MS in biology. Our building provides wireless access and the latest in "smart classroom" technology. Facilities include a greenhouse and herbarium, the Savannah Science Museum herpetology collection, scanning electron microscope, undergraduate and graduate computer labs, animal rooms, NSF-renovated laboratories, and two boats (including a 17' Boston whaler). The department maintains research collaborations with several field stations (both in the U.S. and abroad) and with federal and state agencies. The biology department is closely affiliated with the internationally known Institute for Arthropodology and Parasitology.

Georgia Southern University is the largest and most comprehensive university in south Georgia. We provide a classic residential college experience in a thriving small city in one of the fastest-growing regions in the United States. The university's hallmark is a student-centered education for undergraduates and graduate students alike. Founded in 1906 as a district agricultural school, Georgia Southern University now enrolls nearly 20,000 students from 49 U.S. states and more than 100 nations. Offering 114 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in eight colleges, Georgia Southern is a rapidly growing, comprehensive regional university. Housed on a shady nearly 700-acre campus accented with dogwoods and azaleas, the university offers a long list of educational, cultural, and athletic opportunities. On-campus attractions include an art gallery, botanical garden, wildlife education center, and museum. The state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center (PAC) hosts a variety of events and attracts national touring companies. The Recreation Activity Center (RAC) and associated intramural fields provide the full range of indoor and outdoor sports for students. Georgia Southern University competes at the NCAA Division I level in 15 men's and women's sports. Classified as a Carnegie Doctoral/Research university, Georgia Southern successfully merges the small college benefits of small class size and personal attention with big college opportunities to get involved in cutting-edge research.