Department of Biology
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Students in Eastern's biology program become biologists through extensive practical experience, and spend more time in the laboratory and field than in lecture. Working with state-of-art scientific equipment in small classes taught by a diverse full-time faculty, students cultivate an intellectual curiosity about life processes while developing analytical skills and technical expertise. In addition to the Department's acclaimed Tropical Biology program, students also have summer internship opportunities. Independent research conducted under the oversight of individual faculty members is presented at regional, national and international scientific conferences, where Eastern students frequently win awards. Program graduates enter graduate/professional school programs or find employment in a variety of scientific fields, including genetics; dentistry; medicine; optometry; veterinary science; ecology; plant biology; marine biology; biotechnology; and science teaching.