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.

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Oregon Silverspot Butterfly

Project led by Rich Van Buskirk using scent-trained canines to help identify hospitable habitats for the endangered Oregon Silverspot butterfly.

Dr. Halpern will travel to Japan in June to continue her study into invasive species and the role herbivorous insects play.