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Department of Biology

Department of Biology

The Department of Biology at Winthrop University features a challenging but rewarding curriculum taught by an experienced, enthusiastic faculty. Focusing on the student's ability to conduct research, the biology major allows students to tailor a program to their interest, whether they be zoological, molecular, environmental, teacher certification, or other interests. Small classes (averaging 20-24 students in labs) ensure that students have the opportunity to take advantage of interaction with their instructors.  

Invited Seminar Series - 

Speakers are invited to present their research interests to the biology department.  These seminars are usually held on Wednesdays from 4:00pm to 5:00pm in SIMS 215 and are open to the public.  Print Schedule - pdf,

Winthrop University biologist Dr. Janice Chism may have identified new monkey species in a rainforest in Peru

You just never know what you'll find in the rainforest trees of northeastern Peru - especially when you're looking for monk sakis, small monkeys that kind of look like masked Mexican wrestlers wearing oversize raccoon coats.

Read/Print article from The State - pdf, 27 kb

Dr. Janice Chism


 Biology 403, Ecology

Hiking Anne Springs Greenway with Dr. Matt Heard, September 2014.

BIOL403 Fall 2014


Senior Biology Major Earns Undergraduate Microbiology Award

Winthrop University senior Kara Hardwick of Charleston, SC, recently was awarded the Raymond W. Sarber Award by the American Society of Microbiology.  The only undergraduate recipient of the award in the country, she was honored in May at the 2104 American Society of Microbiology annual meeting in Boston.  Read/Print Article - pdf, 42.4 kb 
13f Raymond W Sarber Award - Kara Hardwick