Among comparable universities, Tennessee Tech's Department of Biology is unique in having a broad program that includes courses that span nearly all levels of biology. Our faculty teach courses and do research in cellular and molecular biology, the anatomy and physiology of plants and animals, organismal biology, genetics, ecology, and conservation biology at the levels of population, community, and ecosystem.
Our department is focused on providing high-quality education and hands-on training to our undergraduates via our two degree programs: Biology and Wildlife & Fisheries Science. Undergraduates are heavily involved in faculty research, often presenting their research at conferences and co-authoring publications. Graduate students work side-by-side our faculty and staff, collaborating across sub-disciplines for an extremely diverse educational experience.
The Department of Biology by the Numbers
- Graduate Faculty
- Teaching Faculty
- $XXX in external research funding
- XX Graduate students
- XXX Undergraduate majors graduated per year
- XX% of undergraduates conduct independent research
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About our logo
Our logo was created by XXX in 2018. XX won a contest held within our Department to create a logo that represents all the aspects of our department. XX's hand drawing was chosen as the winner by our faculty and the image was converted to the digital illustration that is shown here.