Bob Cushman, Chair; Joan Redd, Director of Graduate Program; David Cowles, Joe Galusha, Scott Ligman, David Lindsey, Jim Nestler, Janice McKenzie.
In addition to fulfilling the mission of Walla Walla University, the objectives of the Department of Biological Sciences are:
1. To prepare students for careers in research and teaching positions in institutions of higher education by giving them a firm foundation for work toward a doctoral degree.
2. To provide an educational background for careers in industry.
3. To increase the competence of secondary school teachers.
The Department of Biological Sciences offers a Master of Science degree in Biology for students who wish to prepare for careers in research and teaching or continue their education through a Ph.D., subsequently entering careers in research or college and university teaching.
The program of course work and research developed for each graduate student takes into account the academic background, present interests, and future goals of the student.