Biology is the study of life, from the molecular level to the whole organism to the global biosphere. Biologists explore all aspects of living systems, and biological discoveries continue to improve human health, food production, and environmental sustainability.

About the Major

This Biology major provides a foundation in biological principles with the largest range of flexibility in electives to explore a variety of biological topics. As a Biology major you learn to identify, alter or manage biological processes from single cells to whole organisms.

Other majors in the Biological Sciences:

Botany Microbiology Genetics
Zoology Pre-Professional Zoology Neuroscience
Environment & Sustainability Health & Human Kinetics Biochemistry

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Graduate Outcomes

Brenna Petersen '16

Brenna is a Cell Therapist at Kite Pharma in Santa Monica, CA, where she works on new cancer treatments taking patients' own immune cells and genetically engineering them to recognize their own cancer cells.


Department Contact Info


Schimmel/Conrades Science Center
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3907
F 740-368-3999

Department Contact

Chair: Chris Wolverton
Professor of Biological Sciences
Schimmel/Conrades Science Center 339

Academic Assistant: Judy Arlington
Schimmel/Conrades Science Center 201