Faculty members, currently conducting research with undergraduates on an array of topics, from examining the impact of resistance training on bone formation during growth, to analyzing how plants physiologically and biochemically respond to climate change, offer a degree that gives all categories of student, from the pre-med major to the future bioscientist, a foundation in the scientific study of life.
Chapman has assembled a committed faculty to guide students in their study of the biological sciences; among them, you will find:
- a winner of the Gene E. Likens Award from the Ecological Society of America
- a fellow from the American Association for Advancement of Science, and
- a fellow for SENCER leadership.
Since 2003, these professors have co-authored peer-reviewed publications with 43 students, with two such articles featured in the well-regarded Journal of Neuroscience and the Journal of Learning and Memory. And, recently one of their students was nationally recognized for his research when he won the prestigious David Bruce Award for undergraduate research given by American Physiological Society. Undergraduates students then are not only students in the classroom but also partners in research and the advancement of scientific knowledge.
The Biological Sciences degree builds in enough flexibility to to ensure that students are well prepared for the job market and for PhD programs in Biology and for graduate professional programs in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physician assistant, and physical therapy. Students who pursue jobs after graduation are employed by private and public bioscience firms. A remarkable 65% of our students are enrolled in graduate and professional graduate programs within three years of graduation.