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Judson College Biology majors have successfully obtained careers in medicine, dentistry, optometry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, clinical laboratories, graduate programs, and many entry-level areas of employment.

Students appreciate the intensive career counseling programs of the department and the personal education that they receive in the Biology program at Judson College. Biology majors have been extremely successful in fulfilling their career goals. A long-standing tradition of achievement by biology majors has paved a road for future students who attend Judson College.

In addition to an outstanding selection of basic courses, the Judson Biology program offers exceptional and unusual courses such as Epigenetics, Orinthology, Animal Science, and Immunology. Biology instruction and coursework at Judson is technology-centered.  Charlotte G. Lowder Science Building has a modern molecular biology laboratory equipped with many of the instruments needed to teach and learn the important procedures of contemporary science.

The Kappa Sigma Chapter of Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society is an outstanding organization that honors biology majors and minors at Judson. Membership in Tri-Beta requires a minimum 3.0 GPA, which must be maintained for active membership.

Leadership and community outreach opportunities exist in the Biology Department. Participation in the Science Club and Judson’s chapter of the Cahaba River Society allows students to develop professional skills while they learn about science and serve their college, department, and natural heritage. Community service activities provide students with research experiences, contribute to a major conservation effort to preserve the last free-flowing river in Alabama, and help maintain a wilderness park for Perry County.  Biology majors who demonstrate academic abilities and talent are often invited to work as laboratory assistants in the department. Their undertakings include preparing lab sessions, helping students during lab, and becoming proficient as workers in the laboratory.

The Biology Department sponsors numerous interesting field trips, off-campus educational experiences, and fun activities. Biology faculty and students routinely canoe local rivers, take study trips to the Gulf Coast (Dauphin Island Sea Laboratory, Weaks Bay Nature Preserve, and Gulf Shores National Wildlife Refuge), and maintain the birding list for our local park.

Judson College Biology students receive an educational experience that challenges them to become well-rounded, environmentally-aware, and scientifically adept women.

Requirements for the Biology major and minor may be found in the Judson College Academic Catalog.

For further information, contact:

Dr. Thomas Wilson
Department Head
Phone:  (334) 683-5179