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Biology

The Furman Biology department offers the dynamic combination of a liberal arts education and an undergraduate research experience.​​​

From understanding the genetic code of an organism to tracking mountain lion populations in the wild, our rigorous program will expose you to a wide range of studies, field research, and laboratory research in the life sciences. Best of all, you won’t have to compete with graduate students for space in our research facilities or the attention of your professor. Instead, you’ll work closely with faculty members in small teams. By pursuing a biology degree at Furman, you’ll be prepared for the job market and the best graduate and professional schools in the world. Have a question? Contact us.

Efforts toward Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEM

The faculty and staff in the STEM Departments at Furman University are committed to cultivating an inclusive culture where students and members of the campus community have the opportunity to thrive. We stand against racism and racial injustice in all forms and acknowledge that we have not done enough in the past to embrace and support our students and colleagues in this area. We stand united in making measurable changes going forward and commit to continuously assess our departmental and institutional cultures to ensure a welcoming, respectful, and mutually supportive environment for students and members of our department communities.  Read the complete statement here.

Like the University, our department recognizes and respects the inherent worth of each individual and respecting differences among groups, the university aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including, but not limited to, gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Furman aspires to integrate the value of diversity into the fabric of campus life: curricular, co-curricular and administrative. Read more about the University’s commitment to DEI here.

Program Overview

We provide our students with one-on-one instruction, world-class research facilities and a broad range of studies.

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Student Experiences

Whatever your interest, our department can connect you with classmates who share your passion, and prepare you for your future endeavors.

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Meet our Faculty

Whether you’re researching with us or seeking extra help on a difficult assignment, we’re here to ensure your success.

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Facilities & Resources

We are committed to involving our students in a first-rate research experience. That's why you'll find everything you need in our state-of-the-art facilities

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100
Majors conducting research or internships
15.5
Average class size for upper level courses
6
Study away programs

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