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BIOLOGY

Open Instructor/Land Manager Position in Biology

“When I first came to Luther, I had no idea what direction I wanted to go with
biology, but I knew that I loved it. Luther allowed me to take a range of biology courses
with professors passionate about their fields of study.” --Kristine Dennis, ’09

Biology is the scientific study of living systems. The discipline ranges from studying
the structure of biomolecules to the interactions of species with their environment. Fourteen
individuals currently teach in the department, recruited with expertise across a broad range
of subdisciplines, in order to ensure that Luther students have the opportunity to study
biology at all levels.

The biology major is just one part of a Luther education – here, science is part of a
curriculum with particular strengths in writing, critical thinking, and ethics. The flexibility
of the major allows students to explore broadly and focus their curiosity, to combine
biology with other activities such as music or athletics, to study abroad, and to prepare for
graduate school, professional school, or career paths from teaching to conservation.

Courses are taught from an evolutionary perspective, which explains both the unity
and diversity of life. The biology department offers courses that introduce students to
laboratory techniques, experimental design and statistical analysis. Students can chose from
this array of courses to develop knowledge and skills that will prepare them for their chosen
future career.

Biology faculty at Luther serve as academic advisers and work closely with students
on their curricular choices—including social sciences and humanities along with natural
sciences—to prepare the student for his/her career choice. Because there is significant
overlap in the preparation for any of these options, students enjoy considerable flexibility in
their curricular choices. Students are encouraged to seek advice early and often from
faculty whose teaching and research expertise align with their own interests.
BIOLOGY

Biology is the scientific study of living system. The discipline ranges from studying

the structure of biomolecules to the interactions of species with their environment. Fourteen

individuals currently teach in the department, recruited with expertise across a broad range

of subdisciplines, in order to ensure that luther students have the opportunity to study

biology at all levels.

The biology major is just one part of a luther education here, science is part of a

curriculum with particular strengths in writing, critical thingking, and ethics. The flexibility

of the major allows students of explore broadly and focus their curiosity, to combine

biology with other activities such as music or athletics, to study abroad, and to prepare for

graduate school, professional school, or carrer path from teaching to conversation.

Courses are taught from an evolutionary perspective, with explains both the unity and

diversity of life. The biology department offers courses that introduce students to laboratory

techniques, experimental design and statistical analysis. Students can chose from this array

of courses to develop knowledge and skill that will prepare them for their chosen future

career.