Southern offers a wide variety of basic and advanced laboratory and field courses in biology, the scientific study of life.
The field is ripe with opportunity, and far-reaching. Possible careers include research scientist, pharmacologist, ecologist, biotechnologist, forensic scientist and much more. Students acquire a sound subject knowledge base and the practical skills needed to become competent biologists, whichever concentration they choose. In addition to courses in the biology program, students have the opportunity to build specialized ancillary professional skills via courses in GIS (Geography Department), statistics (Mathematics Department), chemical analysis (Chemistry Department), and geomorphology (Earth Sciences Department).