Students in our Biology major have a distinct advantage by choosing Westfield State. They are mentored throughout their education by hands-on faculty who are experts in many biology disciplines and can guide students in the direction of their curiosity and ambition.
All of our biology students are involved in undergraduate research, which gives them a distinct advantage in graduate school and careers. Students publish and present at conferences and are active on campus through the biology club, and professional development events where they meet biology alumni. We have state of the art labs, work spaces between the labs and faculty offices to encourage communication, and wheels on the tables and chairs to further encourage collaboration! Learn more about the Biology Department.
What makes us great
Dr. Robin White
Biology Department, WSU
"The Brain on a HIgh Fat Diet: The Effects of a Ketogenic Diet on Brain Cells"
Location: Loughman Living Room
Date: November 1st
Time: 5:30 p.m.
(Note this is a talk through WAMDA and there is a price for admission)
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Ken Sprankle (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
Ken will be speaking about the conservation of diadromous fishes in the Connecticut River Watershed.
Location: Wilson 225
Date: November 27th
Time: 12:45 p.m.
Dr. Vanessa Melanson, PhD
Captain, US Army
Dr. Melanson will share her experience working for USAMRIID with Ebola in a Biosafety Level 4 Laboratory (BSL4)
Location: Wilson 221
Date: Deccember 3rd
Time: 1 p.m.
Common core and major requirements
Requirements for your portfolio
Learn why you should earn a degree in Biology
Knowledge, skills, and communication
Useful info as you complete your Biology degree
Independent study procedures
Here are just a few career occupations that our recent graduates have entered. View a complete list of career opportunities.
The Biology Club affords an opportunity for students of the biological sciences.