Why Study Biology at Guilford
“You made my brain stretch, what exercise! Thank you for pointing me in the right direction and giving me a push when I needed it. You inspired me to be a better scientist.”
- Letter from Annie Irving ’08, to Melanie Lee- Brown, Chair/Associate Professor
Recognizing that students learn best by doing, the biology faculty at Guilford is committed to an experiential approach. From the North Carolina coast to the waters of the Galapagos and the highlands of Nicaragua, we offer students a wide range of curriculum options and experiences.
Small class size (a maximum of 24 students) ensures individualized instruction in both the classroom and the laboratory and at Guilford. All students are guided by faculty members with terminal degrees (PhD) who have a diverse range of expertise within the field: forensics, microbiology, molecular/cell biology, immunology, neurobiology, plant physiology, aquatic and avian field biology.
The Frank Family Science Center was designed by the faculty to support their experiential approach to instruction and encourage collaboration. Students benefit from modern, well-equipped laboratories. There are dedicated labs for students conducting independent research projects. Students studying ecology, ornithology and other field courses utilize the 240-acre College Woods as a living laboratory. The Center truly is the center of science study at Guilford and a home away from home for biology students and faculty.