What is Biology?

Biology is the study of living organisms at all levels. Because of the complexity and amazing diversity of living organisms, biology is divided into a number of disciplines. The Biology Degree at Tennessee Tech provides students with general courses needed to understand the basic concepts and principles on which these disciplines are based, as well as advanced coursework in a wide variety of these disciplines.

The Department of Biology at Tennessee Tech provides all the tools and opportunities needed for the academic development of a professional in a wide range of careers within the biological sciences. The Department also offers a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science, which is the study of animal populations and the applied use of ecological principles to manage these populations. Students can choose from seven programs offered in the biology degree: Botany, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Environmental Biology, Health Sciences Biology, Microbiology, Marine Biology, and Zoology. Students seeking a Wildlife and Fisheries Science degree can choose from three concentrations: Conservation Biology, Fisheries Science, and Wildlife Science. Graduate degrees offered include a Master’s Degree in Biology and a PhD. in Environmental Sciences with a concentration in Biology. All programs are administered by and courses are taught by a caring faculty whose primary mission is to teach students.