Welcome to the Biology Department of Clarion University. We are a community of faculty, students, and staff studying the vast spectrum of the living world from macromolecular structure to ecology and much of the natural world in between.
Our mission is to achieve excellence in our scholarly pursuits and in our teaching and training of undergraduate and graduate students. As scientific researchers and explorers, we offer an environment in which both graduate and undergraduate students actively participate in biological discovery, sharing new insights with faculty and other researchers.
The Clarion University Department of Biology has 250 undergraduate students enrolled in five different academic programs. Baccalaureate degrees may be earned in biology, molecular biology/biotechnology, environmental biology, medical technology, and secondary education biology.
Students in the Pre-Professional Program are highly successful in gaining admission to medical school, dental school, and especially veterinary school. About 25 percent of our students go on for higher degrees.
Clarion University of Pennsylvania gives students the best of a large university and the best of a small college. Our faculty hold a wealth of scientific expertise and professional experience. Furthermore, our first professional commitment is to undergraduate education. These two factors are important in allowing students at Clarion to develop their scientific abilities to the maximum.