Departmental Tutoring Program

The Biological Sciences Department has a centralized tutoring program for students enrolled in BIOL 120 (Introduction to Cell Biology), BIOL 122 (Organisms and Their Environment), and BIOL 251 (Human Anatomy and Physiology).  The program is administered in conjunction with Sagan Academic Resource Center.

Open Tutoring Sessions
Tutors will provide assistance with lecture and/or laboratory material in a group setting. Please check with the Sagan Center for times. You may attend as many open tutoring sessions as you wish. Please complete an intake form and provide it to the student tutor upon your arrival. The collected information will enhance the ability of the tutor to provide specific instructional assistance.

Individual Tutoring Sessions
Tutors also can provide assistance with lecture and/or laboratory material in a one-on-one setting in the Science Library. You must schedule an individual tutoring session here. When scheduling an appointment, enter your first and last name in the desired time slot. If you wish to cancel the appointment simply delete it from your personal Google calendar. Please do not schedule more than one 30-minute individual session per day. If no time slots appear on the calendar then all sessions have been scheduled for the week. Please complete an intake form and provide it to the student tutor at the start of the session. The collected information will enhance the ability of the tutor to provide specific instructional assistance.

Science Lecture Series

The Ohio Wesleyan University Science Lecture Series invites speakers to present research on their areas of expertise in biology, chemistry, computer science and mathematics, geology, physics, and neuroscience. While speakers come from a variety of science backgrounds, lectures are aimed at a general science audience of faculty and students. All are welcome to attend! Lectures generally take place on Thursdays at 4:10 p.m. in Schimmel/Conrades Science Center 163.

Please contact coordinator Eric Gangloff (, 740-368-2890) with any questions or to schedule a speaker.

Student Board

The Biological Sciences Student Board is a group of majors, minors, and interested students who meet at least once a month to plan and implement events, organize and hold fundraisers, and to build a community within the department. The events they conduct are created to help Biological Science majors, minors, and interested students meet and interact with fellow majors and faculty and staff. Money collected through fundraising helps students attend academic conferences, assists in paying for events, and allows the Board to donate to science programs at high-poverty elementary, middle, and high schools. They also conduct faculty evaluations and play a key role in the hiring of new departmental professors.

The Board is a great way to get involved in the department and to meet people with similar majors and interests! If you are interested, contact any Student Board officers or any faculty member, and they will help you get connected! Also, majors, minors, interested students, and alumni are invited to check the Facebook page for more information about upcoming events and department news, and to become members of the OWU-Biological Sciences group on LinkedIn.


The Zoology Internship Program presents students with opportunities not available on campus. Typically, internships involve applied or “hands-on” experience. The experience should be related to a student’s major field of study and/or career goals and be undertaken by a student with junior or senior status. Paid jobs do not normally qualify as internships, but exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Off-campus internships also are available.

Learn more about internship opportunities.

Health Professions Advising

The American Medical Association strongly suggests that today's prospective applicants to medical school seek a strong liberal arts background--precisely the education Ohio Wesleyan provides. Fostering both breadth and depth, our curriculum gives the student the best possible undergraduate preparation for many of the health professions.

At Ohio Wesleyan you will find both the core courses that meet the requirements for health professional schools, and the opportunity and encouragement to go far beyond these basics. This tradition of combining challenge with opportunity is the foundation of our extraordinary record of sending generations of students toward productive careers in the health professions.

The role of the Health Professions Advising Office is three-fold:

  1. Information Source: Provides information about many aspects of the preparation and application processes personally, on paper and/or via the Internet.
  2. Advising / Counseling: Helps students evaluate options and make decisions; assists students in examining their interests, skills and abilities in light of admissions realities; reviews and makes suggestions on applications, choices of schools and other pertinent issues.
  3. Evaluation: Participates in evaluation of students applying to medical and dental schools and prepares composite evaluation letters.

Majors, be sure to check frequently throughout the academic year for information about upcoming events and activities. Click here to see a complete list of Pre-Health Club current planned events.

Department Contact Info


Schimmel/Conrades Science Center
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015

P 740-368-3907
F 740-368-3999

Social Media

Facebook OWU Zoology page

Department Contacts

Chair: Amy Downing
Professor of Biological Sciences
Schimmel/Conrades Science Center 325
740-368-3890 |

Academic Assistant: Joshua Seiders
Schimmel/Conrades Science Center 201
740-368-3907 |