The mission of the Biology Department is to prepare students to enter the health, teaching, research, and natural resource management professions; prepare students to serve the mission of Christian Service and social justice; promote life-long learning; enhance the undergraduate and graduate experience, and perform scholarly activities that provide a model for teaching and professional development in biology and science education for K-12 schools of South Texas.
As a successful graduate of the UIW Biology program, the student will be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge essential to biology literacy
Demonstrate competence in lab, field, and independent research
Write proficiently and professionally
Use computers to complete integrative projects
Develop a respect for the natural world as well as awareness of the implications of technology
Conduct service learning projects that relate a personal interest in biology to the mission of UIW.