Professor Dave Berg showing a student a organism under a microscope.
 Paul Harding standing in front of the classroom teaching his students about genetics.
 Professor Carolyn Keiffer teaching behind a desk.

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Welcome to the website for the Department of Biology. You will find information about the department including programs of study, our faculty, and advisors. We offer a major in Applied Biology with two thematic concentrations in Environmental Biology and Human Biology & Health Sciences that students are able to complete entirely on the Miami regional campuses. We offer a range of courses that support Oxford based majors including, Biology, Botany, Microbiology, and Zoology. Our courses teach transferable skills that prepare students for career opportunities and professional advancement in a variety of sectors.

If you have an interest in any of our supported majors, please contact our faculty. We are happy to set up an advising appointment with you to discuss your career goals. Please see our list of faculty, their program areas, and contact information. We look forward to hearing from you!


Our mission is to provide high quality instruction and field experiences that will lead to careers in the Biological Sciences. As a department, our goal is to provide a learning environment that encourages active student participation, critical thinking, collaborative scholarly experiences with faculty, and research projects.