The biology major and minor prepare students for careers in biology or related fields by incorporating the most current research skills and methodologies in coursework, independent student research, field station projects, internships, and student clubs.

Biology students also have opportunities to participate in training programs in specific fields, including pre-health, neuroscience, biochemistry, education, and environmental studies.

The Biology major and minor are associated with the Department of Biology. A major requires 16 courses and a minor requires six. Biochemistry, thermal physics, experimental neuroscience and independent research are among the courses incorporated the biological physics major.

Additional course information is available in the W&J College Catalog. Information about what current students and alumni of the program are doing is available on the W&J Biology Facebook page.

Additional Information


Ronald J. Bayline, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair of Biology
Jason Kilgore
Jason S. Kilgore, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Megan Lai
Yi-Tak (Megan) Lai, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Alice Lee
Alice G. Lee, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Jamie March
James G. March, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology

Anne K. McGrain, Ph.D.
Biology Program Coordinator
Anupama Shanmuganathan
Anupama Shanmuganathan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Kelly Weixel
Kelly M. Weixel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology; Director, Neuroscience Program
Thomas Contreras
Thomas A. Contreras, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Candy DeBerry
Candy S. DeBerry, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology