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Make a Life in the Life Sciences

The Department of Life Sciences offers students career choices and instruction in biotechnology, organismal biology, environmental biology, or biology education. Many biology students are preparing for a career in healthcare including medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, nursing, and physician assistant programs.

Biology Biology - Biomedical Track Food Science Clinical Lab Science Mortuary Science Respiratory Therapy

Success Starts Here

Our students have gone on to be highly successful in their chosen field, whether it be as a biologist, doctor, nurse, teacher or in graduate school. We give you the freedom to choose electives based on your interests and career plans. You leave here with a broad understanding that will suit you well in your personal endeavors.

Collaboration and Experience

Here, we foster a climate of intellectual curiosity. One day you could be collaborating a with faculty member on a research project, and the next day be active in our community on a Service-Learning project. We want to showcase your creativity and will encourage you in various projects and experiential learning opportunities.

Preparing for Professional School

Many of our students go on to medical and dental school as well as various other health programs such as physicians assistant and physical therapy programs. Life sciences faculty frequently hear back from our graduates who praise the preparation they received at Wayne State.

Undergraduate Research

Our students present research findings at conferences around the country for groups such as The Wildlife Society, The American Society of Microbiology, The North American Prairie Conference and The American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Getting Involved

Biology Club

Health Science Club (Lambda Delta Lambda)

Pre-Dental Club

Pre-Physical Therapy Club

Wildlife Society Club 

Our Faculty

Ron Loggins, Chair Buffany DeBoer Glenn Keitzmann Barbara Hayford  Douglas Christensen 
Mark Hammer Robert McCue  Shawn Pearcy