Biology

Major, Minor

Learn about life processes by making original observations, asking biological questions and testing hypotheses through experimentation.

Our students learn to become biologists by working side-by-side with faculty doing biology. Pacific's biology curriculum gives students relevant, authentic experiences that encourage their development as scientists, from introductory biology through the senior capstone project.

Internships and outside research programs such as with local and national organizations such as the Oregon Zoo, Oregon Health Science University, state and federal wildlife agencies, and healthcare clinics, give students the opportunity to broaden their experiences and explore different fields in biology.

Headlines

Kiera Yap

Kiera Yap ’21 has received Pacific University’s award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Life. 

Lauver

Valerie Lauver ’21 is Pacific University’s 2021 Outstanding Senior in Biology and recipient of the College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Academic Achievement Award.

Templeton and Osbrink

A team led by Pacific University alumna Ali Osbrink ’19 and including Pacific Biology Associate Professor Christopher Templeton is having a paper on songbird cognition published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, a prestigious UK-based scientific journal.