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About the Biology Curriculum

"Innovative." That's how the National Science Foundation and other experts have described the University of Hartford's biology curriculum. What has gained the Department this national recognition is the way in which independent student laboratory work has been integrated into the curriculum. The Department offers uncommon opportunities to become involved in scientific research. Because of the program's excellence, we have received major grants for state-of-the-art research equipment from such respected agencies as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Energy. The Department of Biology now has advanced scientific equipment totaling more than half a million dollars. We even have a complete Student Electron Microscope Suite, which allows you to develop technical biological concepts. Whether you elect the B.A. or the B.S. program in Biology, you can practice applying what you learn to actual work situations. Senior students have enjoyed challenging internships at the Mystic Aquarium, the UCONN Health Center and other health-care agencies, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the National Park Service. Exceptional students may also participate in the department honors program. The Department offers small class size; faculty work closely with all majors and are concerned with helping students meet their professional goals and improve their skills and their opportunities for future work