Web: Biology Program
College of Arts and Sciences 
Department of Science, Technology, and Mathematics

Dr. Derek Braun, Program Director
Hall Memorial Building, Room N449C

The Biology Program at Gallaudet offers excellent undergraduate programs for students in the biological sciences. Program faculty also manage the Molecular Genetics Laboratory, a new research initiative with laboratory facilities completed in 2008. Biology is a rapidly evolving field that has become increasingly cross-disciplinary in recent years. The explosion of knowledge of molecular techniques and of our ability to analyze and manipulate DNA has impacted every area of biology, from agriculture to medicine. The future promises expansion and application of this technology along with the potential to use it toward solving many of the world's most pressing problems.

As educators and researchers, we recognize that these advances have changed science and therefore how Biology should be taught. Our faculty and staff are committed to providing the best curriculum and experiential opportunities we can, so that each student will possess the knowledge and laboratory skills they need to excel in this exciting, ever-evolving field.

Our Mission

The mission of the Biology Program is to provide a high-quality educational experience in the biological sciences to undergraduate students in a bilingual environment. The curriculum offered by the program requires that students develop competence in the use of modern biological techniques and in the analysis, interpretation and presentation of data. The program prepares students to make contributions to diverse communities and a multicultural world beyond Gallaudet as educators, researchers, professionals and citizens.

Declaring a Major

Requirements for Admission to a Major in Biology

Students considering majoring in biology or a related field are advised to begin taking courses as early as possible, so that all the coursework can be completed for a timely graduation. For guidance feel free to consult with your academic advisor or with any of the members of our department. Freshmen should enroll in Principles of Biology for Science Majors (BIO 107-108). Freshmen intending to enter the B.S. degree program should also enroll in a mathematics course as well as General Chemistry (CHE 107-108 with laboratory 109-110).Before declaring a major in Biology, both B.A. and B.S. degree seekers must complete any math and English conditions, and must complete Principles of Biology for Science Majors I and II (BIO 107-108) with a grade of "C" or better.

Undergraduate Majors and Minors offered:

Biology (BA) Biology (BS) Biology (Minor) Department Courses