Department of Biology

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The mission of the biology program is to prepare students for careers in research, teaching, environmental science, industry or government as well as to enter professional schools or to continue their education at the graduate level.

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Prairie Turnip Research

Mar 18, 2017

BCU professors, students are fighting bacteria with prairie turnips

Medication Historian

Jun 24, 2016

BCU alum, medication historian, helps prevent adverse drug interactions

Briar Cliff STEM Day

May 6, 2016

Sioux City seventh graders learn "STEM is everywhere" at Briar Cliff

Earth Day at Briar Cliff

Apr 22, 2016

Earth Day reminds us what's really important

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BIOL 102 - Human Biology
BIOL 102L - Human Biology Laboratory
BIOL 106 - Biology of Women
BIOL 151 - General Biology I
BIOL 152 - General Biology II
BIOL 175 - Independent Biology Study
BIOL 212 - General Botany
BIOL 213 - Invertebrate Zoology
BIOL 221 - Human Anatomy
BIOL 222 - Human Physiology
BIOL 22IS - Scientific Writing and Research
BIOL 237 - General Ecology
BIOL 239 - Intro to Microbiology
BIOL 240 - Nutrition
BIOL 275 - Independent Biology Study II
BIOL 280 - Extended Field Trip
BIOL 300 - Entomology
BIOL 320 - Comparative Vertebrate Zoology
BIOL 339 - Principles of Microbiology
BIOL 340 - Pathophysiology
BIOL 35 IS - Advanced Human Anatomy
BIOL 357 - Genetics
BIOL 375 - Independent Biology Study III
BIOL 400 - Immunology
BIOL 412 - Field Botany
BIOL 420 - Cell and Molecular Biology
BIOL 420L - Cellular and Molecular Biology Lab
BIOL 440 - Special Methods of Teaching Secondary School Biology
BIOL 475 - Independent Biology Study IV
BIOL 58IS - Senior Seminar
BiOL 623 - Advanced Pathophysiology
ESCI 110 - Environmental Science
ESCI 175 - Independent Environmental Science Study
ESCI 211 - Earth Science I: Introductory Geology
ESCI 212 - Earth Science II: Earth Processes
ESCI 213 - Earth Science III: Weather and Climate
ESCI 237 - General Ecology
ESCI 275 - Independent Environmental Science Study II
ESCI 280 - Extended Field Trip
ESCI 300 - Entomology
ESCI 339 - Principles of Microbiology
ESCI 375 - Independent Environmental Science Study III
ESCI 401 - Environmental Law and Policy
ESCI 412 - Field Botany


Brian Hazlett

Brian T. Hazlett
Professor of Biology; Chair, Biology Department; Director, Environmental Science Program; Director, Center for Prairie Studies

Candice Coffin

Candice Coffin
Professor of Biology, Retired

David Hoferer

David Hoferer
Associate Professor of Biology

Daniel Jung

Daniel Jung
Assistant Professor of Biology

Kristen Twedt

"This experience has helped me with my graduate school applications, learning how to present under different situations (classroom vs research presentation) and to different audiences and how to adapt to these differences," said Kristin.

Kristin Twedt

Biology Major, Psychology Minor

Briar Cliff, Biology, Department, Major, Environmental Science, Center for Prairie Studies, university, college, iowa, sioux city, loess hills