Associate Professor Brown, Chairperson; Professors Ballal, Bettoli, Combs, Cook, Harris, Hayslette, Kissell; Associate Professors Gunderson, Murdock; Assistant Professors Beck, Carver, Krosnick, Walker; Instructor Pirkle; Lecturers Gibbs, Panter, Swallows
Courses in biology are for students who plan to pursue a major in the field of biology or wildlife and fisheries science; for students who plan to enter medical school, dental school, nursing school, or schools of medical technology; and for students in other fields of study who desire to develop a scientific attitude and to acquaint themselves with the phenomena of living organisms.
Students who plan to continue the study of biology on the graduate level or to prepare for industrial or governmental positions in the field should complete the Biology Curriculum. Curricula preparatory to the study of Medicine, Dentistry, and Medical Technology are given on preceding pages.
Tennessee Technological University is affiliated with the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory at Ocean Springs, Mississippi. This affiliation permits students to enroll in marine biology courses that would otherwise be unavailable this far inland.
The Biology Department is unique in Tennessee for its Cooperative Fishery Research Unit supported jointly by the U.S. Geological Survey, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, and Tennessee Technological University. A primary function of the unit is to strengthen the graduate fisheries program; however, undergraduates interested in fisheries biology often find opportunities for valuable experience through association with Unit activities.