The epitome of hands-on learning at Guilford, the Biology Department offers a strong foundation in the biological and forensic sciences based in inquiry and academic rigor. The department offers a multitude of hands-on opportunities in the lab, the 300-acre College Woods and through internships in the community and around the world, including the North Carolina coast, Nicaragua and the Galapagos Islands.
On campus, the student-centered Frank Family Science Center provides state-of-the-art facilities. These include labs dedicated to independent research projects, forensics, anatomy and physiology, field biology, microbial genetics and molecular biology.
Thanks to small class and lab sizes, faculty members give students individual instruction informed by expertise in such areas as forensics, microbiology, molecular/cell biology, immunology, neurobiology, plant physiology, aquatic and avian field biology.
The Biology Department promotes independent thinking, interdisciplinary applications and critical analysis for developing future leaders in medicine and the natural sciences.