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John Hertner, Chair
Professors: Hertner, Rothenberger, Spessard, Springer, Steele
Associate Professors: Albrecht, Ericson, Hoback, Shaffer, Twigg
Assistant Professors: K. Carlson, Geluso, Skinner, D. Smith, T. Smith
Senior Lecturers: Gronewold, Simonson
Lecturers: Darby Carlson, Holley

Department Objectives:

Students who plan to major in Biology should have a strong high school background in science (i.e., Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Math). Those who have had (1) 3 years of high school science including biology and chemistry and a minimum score of 20 on the ACT, or (2) who CLEP BIOL 103GS may enroll in BIOL 105GS, Biology I, or BIOL 106GS, Biology II, which are applicable to General Studies requirements. Students not having this background should take BIOL 103GS.

A minimum overall GPA of 2.5 in all courses counting towards a Biology major option is required for graduation.


Three options are available in this major:

  1. Biology Option - Bachelor of Science Degree
  2. Biology Comprehensive Option - Bachelor of Science Degree
    General, Wildlife and Health Science Empahses
  3. Biology 7-12 Teaching Subject Endorsement Option - Bachelor of Science in Education Degree

The minor in Biology is available for students pursuing majors in other disciplines.

Courses with the prefix BIOL are offered by the department.

The Department advises students in 2+2 programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, which are completed in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at UNL. The Department also advises Pre-Veterinary, Pre-Forestry and Wildlife students.

08 Mar 2006