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  Welcome to the Shepherd University Department of Biology homepage!  Our department offers a comprehensive program of courses designed to prepare students for professional training, graduate study, careers in biological research, and teaching. Class sizes are small and faculty are committed to providing personal attention to assist students in achieving their career goals.

The program provides students with the opportunity to work directly with research equipment in laboratory courses. Because class sizes are small all students have a "hands on" experience in the laboratory and nearly all courses have an associated laboratory. As a component of the core biology curriculum, students complete a research internship, in which they participate in the design, conducting and reporting on a research project. Many of these projects are done at one of several national research laboratories located near Shepherd University. Students may also work with faculty members involved in research.