• Majors & Minors

  • Course Descriptions

  • Meet Our Faculty

  • Minor in Geology

  • Student Resources

  • Research Opportunities

  • Research Activities by Faculty

Welcome to the USC Aiken Department of Biology and Geology

The Department of Biology and Geology is home to some 250 biology majors, who work with a dedicated and talented group of 15 faculty members, to develop expertise in their chosen field of study.  Biology majors have a variety of degree choices, including a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts, as well as a more specialized Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Environmental Remediation and Restoration.  Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree may do so using informal advisement tracks in Molecular/Cellular Biology, Environmental Science, pre-Medicine, pre-Dentistry, pre-Veterinary Medicine, or General Biology.  Additionally, we offer a minor in Geology as well as transferable coursework into a Geology major.

Research is an important part of the biology curriculum, and at USC Aiken, biology majors work with a chosen faculty member to develop and carry out independent laboratory projects in a variety of areas. These projects are often long-term, multi-semester experiences that enhance and extend classroom learning, as well as provide a strong background in applied biological techniques. Many of our majors are co-authors on peer-reviewed papers and give presentations at local, state, and regional conferences.

Importantly, the Biology experience at USC Aiken is grounded in coursework supplemented with the actual experience of putting biological concepts into practice in the laboratory. We believe this builds a strong foundation in the science and makes our students highly competitive as they move to the next level of their career.

Please feel free to take a look at our site, or if you wish to join us on the adventure, apply now!

Contact Us

Dr. William Jackson

Department Chair

 

billj@usca.edu

 

803.641.3601

 

Carol Cutsinger

Administrative Assistant

 

carolc@usca.edu

 

803.641.3299

 

Faculty Directory

Biology & Geology Events

Transfer Orientation
August 17, 2015

 

Freshman Orientation
August 17 - August 18, 2015

 

Freshman convocation
August 19, 2015

 

Fall classes begin
August 20, 2015

 

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