The aim of the Department of Biological Sciences is to provide students with a board-based understanding of the principles of biological sciences that fully exploit existing and emerging technologies and to prepare students to excel as professionals, scientist, teachers or productive employees to serve the community, the state, the nation and globally in areas related to the life sciences. Members of the faculty and the professional staff in the department strive to prepare students for scholarships and services in the area of biological sciences by: 1) offering a proactive undergraduate curricula that will engage students to pursue professional or graduate studies, pursue a career in secondary education in biology, or enable them to obtain gainful employment; 2) providing a Master of Science Degree Program that will enable students to purse advanced academic training and contribute to the advancement of the knowledge and the new truths through scholarly research and inquiry.