In a typical model of hands-on research, biology major Rebecca Drooger collaborated with professor Roman Miller for over two years on the effects of plant-based estrogen on mice. Her findings could impact broader cancer research!
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Studies in Biology at EMU
If you’re interested in biology, you’re interested in life. Humans, animals, forests, streams and soil … these are subjects of concern and fascination.
At EMU you’ll work side by side with others who share your interest as you conduct experiments, analyze data, study diagrams, debate issues and take field trips. Biology students have the privilege of working with faculty on research projects in biology. Recent examples of student research include projects on the genetics of aging, the organic production of blueberries, and methods of controlling invasive fire ants in Hawaii.
Professors who are mentors
Our school’s small size means ready access to equipment and individual instruction. Professors who are mentors help you develop skills in scientific interpretation and an awareness of the ethical issues that surround science. They emphasize the harmony between the natural world and God’s Word.
Biology is one of the biggest programs at EMU because we have an excellent reputation. Our graduates are sought both by graduate schools and employers – they know EMU biology grads are well-prepared critical thinkers with real-world experience.
Wildlife Federation backs interdisciplinary work – science, digital media, peacebuilding – on stream restorationOctober 22nd, 2014
A $200,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Federation will give science, peacebuilding and digital media students at Eastern Mennonite University opportunity to work together on a stream restoration project in a rural community about 30 miles from campus. The main goal of the two-year grant is to improve water quality along 17 miles …More
Retired, long-time science and math professors recall teaching wide range of topics in original Suter buildingOctober 17th, 2014
A hammer banged away on the $7 million renovation project of Suter Science Center as six retired professors talked about their careers in the 46-year-old Eastern Mennonite University building. They gathered in the iconic 256-seat tiered SC-106 classroom on Oct. 11 as part of the 2014-15 Suter Science Seminar series. “A classroom this size is …More
- September 25th, 2014
Abby Pennington, a biology and education major, was exposed to a highly privileged educational experience and a highly deprived one – all in the summer before her senior year. Going from a three week cross-cultural in Kenya to a ten-day educators’ camp funded by NASA, Pennington emerged hungry to bring experiential education to those who …More
Get the details
Call or email our faculty and staff, skim our FAQS for general info about our program, and download the 2011-12 biology course catalog. You’ll also want to read our statement on creation and natural science.
EMU is a Christian university like no other. Come see for yourself!