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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, 26.5 kb

Senior Biology Major Conducted Stink Bug Research and Shared Her Findings

Winthrop University senior Shelby Kerr of Mount Pleasant, SC, recently was awarded the Outstanding Undergraduate Student Presentation Award at the 59th Annual Meeting of the South Carolina Entomological Society, October 2013.  Shelby presented her research "Laboratory Rearing of Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae):  Development Rate and Female Fecundity"  Read/Print Article- pdf, 49 kb



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 will be 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


Project Scientist - STEM

Thanks to Winthrop University research assistant Serenity Stokes Cox for sharing her STEM passion and inspiration with Project Scientist students participating in STEM.