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Biology

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

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​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.

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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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