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You want to know more about the biology of animals, plants, bacteria and viruses. You are curious about the complex web of organisms that thrive in local rivers and forests. You would like to research the causes of modern diseases and their cures.

A biology degree opens doors to a variety of exciting careers – careers that allow you to explore these topics and many more. At Lander University, we will provide you with the scientific foundation and training you’ll need to achieve your professional goals.





Jason Lee
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Department Awards

Awards are granted annually to outstanding university students from all disciplines during a ceremony each spring.

The following are awards presented by the university's Department of Biology:

  • Biology Discipline Award
    Given annually by the biology faculty to the most outstanding senior in biology, as evidenced by high academic achievement and a promise of an exemplary career in biology, medicine or related fields. The recipient must be a biology major expected to graduate within the calendar year of the award ceremony. At the time of graduation, the recipient must have completed at least 60 hours overall and 20 hours in biology at Lander.
  • Lander Science Scholars Awards
    Given annually by the faculty of the Department of Biology and the Department of Physical Sciences to up to four lower and upper-classmen among the most promising science majors, who have a GPA of at least 3.5 in science and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5.
  • Nell Henry Award
    Established by Gwendolyn Burton Caldwell to honor a student possessing the qualities of character and achievement exemplified by Professor Nell Henry, and given annually to a rising senior woman (or a man if no woman fits the criteria during that year) majoring in biology who has a GPA of at least 3.5 and who has a high potential for future scholastic achievement and contributions to the field of biology. The recipient receives a monetary award, as well as the Nell Henry Award gold pin.

Latest News

Kimberly Sipanela
Kimberly Sipanela Named Rookie of the Year

Kimberly “Kim” Sipanela, a sophomore medical biology major from Harare, Zimbabwe has been selected the Orientation Leader Rookie of the Year at Lander University.

22 January 2024