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Department of

Biology


Biology is not a spectator sport. At Beloit you’ll do more than learn about biology—you’ll do what biologists do.

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Build scientific creativity. Design experiments and answer real-world questions.

Biology students become engaged citizens of the world by applying biological principles and methods to real world problems.

Beloit biology students have many opportunities during their education to get their hands dirty, and after graduation, many alumni go on to careers that make an impact in the world around them.

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  • Clone a gene. Be the first person in the world to discover and publish its sequence.
  • Test water quality. Collect water samples from the Rock River Lagoon.
  • Make kimchi. Discover how well different recipes encourage fermentation.
  • Program a robot. Compare brains and computers.

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Read more about biology degree requirements and course offerings.

Do you want more information about studying Biology at Beloit? Contact Professor Amy Briggs, Chair of
the Department of Biology.

Student Ian Jacobs ’22, Biochemistry major and Religious Studies minor

Skeletons and Tuberculosis: analyzing bioarcheological remains for element marker IS6110

Biochemistry major and religious studies minor, Ian Jacobs ’22, worked with Helen Werner this summer as part of the Pakula Biomedical Fellowship Summer Research program. His research pertained to  osteological lesions and mycobacterium tuberculosis in archaeological remains
in relation to their burial conditions.

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Student poses with laboratory equipment

Amphibians and Herbicides: Examining links between agriculture and declining frog populations

Biochemistry major Grace Scott’22 worked with Tawnya Cary and Rongping Deng as part of the Paukula Biomedical Fellowship Summer Research program. Her research involved detecting Atrazine in surface water of native frog habitats of southern Wisconsin.

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