Studying biology at Earlham is about more than textbooks and petri dishes. Our focus is on giving students opportunities to do actual science and to prepare them for lives of meaning and accomplishment.
Earlham students participate in field research opportunities with professors in Tanzania, New Zealand, Costa Rica, the Galapagos Islands or the Amazon. They collaborate on laboratory research funded by the National Science Foundation, and land summer positions in laboratories at top research institutions, often mentored by our own alumni.
Earlham ranks in the top ten in the U.S. for the percentage of our graduates who earn doctorates in the life sciences. Our alumni have high placement rates in medical school and other health science programs. They are doctors, researchers, educators – and even adventure travel guides. Regardless of the path they follow, our biology majors are well prepared to face the problems of the world and be a part of forging solutions.
Earlhamites in Biology
An NSF Grant to Study Invasive Predators
Chelsea Blake '08 is exploring the effects of invasive predator species on native prey species, an area of inquiry that allows her to combine her interests in behavioral ecology and conservation.More
Associate Professor of Biology Peter Blair is a talented researcher and teacher. His courses include cell biology, immunology and parasitology, and his summer research opportunity is one of the most popular on campus.More
How many people get up-close-and-personal with birds of prey? Jesse Varga ’08 does. He is a caretaker of owls, falcons, vultures, and eagles at Glen Helen Raptor Center in Yellow Springs, Ohio.More