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Shepherd University and Covid-19

Dear Biology Majors, Biology Minors, and Web-site Visitors,

First and foremost, take care of yourselves, your family, friends, and fellow community members.  Follow the laws, guidelines, rules, and recommendations of your local government officials.  In order to control the pandemic we must all act as one coordinated unit.

Shepherd University and the Biology Department are preparing for the Fall 2021 semester.  We are making progress towards a return to a pre-pandemic campus environment; yet SARS-CoV-2 remains a serious health concern.  During the 2020-2021 academic year, we have learned a lot about teaching virtually and conducting in-person labs with multiple staggered sections.  These lessons will be applied to the Fall 2021 classes and hopefully modified should less restrictive health regulations fall into place.

In the fall, Biology courses will continue to be taught in three main modes, in-person (FTF), as hybrid courses (HYA and HYS) or completely online (OLA and OLS).  Depending on the mode, lecture material will be delivered in person in a lecture room with properly spaced seats, virtually, or as PowerPoints online.  Many labs will meet in person; there is no substitute for learning by doing.  We will strive to bring the best education experience possible under these conditions.  As always, the health of our students, visitors, staff, and faculty will be our foremost concern as the university opens a safe and vibrant campus.

Sincerely,

Biology Faculty

Summer 2021

Courses:

  1. BIOL 103 and 104 General Biology (Classes have started, both sections are closed.)
  2. BIOL 225 and 227 Human Anatomy and Physiology (Classes have started, both are closed.)
  3. BIOL 226 and 228 Human Anatomy and Physiology (Classes begin with Summer Session B July 6.  Late registration is possible.)

Fall 2021

Courses:

Use this link to view the Fall 2021 Class Schedule: https://oas3.shepherd.edu/prod/schedule?cterm=202130&csubj=BIOL&clevl=&ccamp=

Scholarships and Fellowships

  1. Please follow the link from the Biology homepage for a list of scholarships and fellowships established by generous alumni donations.

Student Activities

Tri-Beta holds weekly virtual meetings during the fall and spring semesters.

Career Development

MCAT Test Dates for 2021   Note, registration for the MCAT must be initiated at least 30 days before the test date.  The coronavirus pandemic caused numerous changes to test administration. For the latest information, please visit  http://aamc.org/mcat

New Programs with Marshall Edwards School of Medicine and School of Pharmacy.  Contact rwarburt@shepherd.edu.

WVU Dentistry:  Information about the DentSTEP Program is available through the Related Links page.  Your Academic Advisor also can discuss the program with interested students.

Visits From and Contacts For Program Representatives

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine:
Each fall staff from WVSOM visit Shepherd to answer questions of interested applicants.

West Virginia University School of Medicine:  Dr. R. Lorenzetti, Director of the MedStep Program, will hold the next first year MedStep seminar course in the second half of the Spring 2022 semester.

Summer Internships 

Watch this site for announcements about Summer 2022 internships.

Employment and Internship Opportunities

Please click here for detailed announcements.