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Department of Biology

About the Department

Study biology in one of the most diverse ecological regions in the United States. Featuring wetlands, a loess bluff forest, and a limestone glade, the Southeastern region is rich in biodiversity and the perfect place to explore the natural sciences.

At CSU, you'll work side by side with instructors and learn by doing. Apply the latest techniques in molecular and cellular biology through field work, independent lab projects, and immersive internships.

The department offers an MS degree in natural science, a BS in biology, and a BA in biology. No matter which program you choose, you'll be part of a community of learners – collaborative scholars who are eager to help each other better understand the natural world.


Create Your Future

The Department of Biology offers a number of degrees and minors. Explore your options here.

Department Degree Programs
Program Type Programs Available
Bachelor's Biology (B.S.), Biology (B.A.), Biology - Secondary Education (B.S.), Biology - Secondary Education (B.A.)
Master's Natural Sciences - Biology (M.S.)
Minors Biology
Pre-Professional Programs Pre-Medical Program, Pre-Pharmacy Program, Pre-Veterinary Program

Explore All Degrees

Our Students in Action

Two small wooden boats, one with several people wading towards it, one empty. Dim blue sky.
A female student in shorts, long-sleeve tee-shirt, and flipflops examining a puddle on a rocky shore
Black man in straw hat (L) and White man in baseball hat (R) underneath large leafy plants
Six students, some with cameras, smiling and posing next to large animal fossils
Distance: Several adult elephants. Closer: Two onlookers with their backs to the camera, one leaning against an open-air vehicle.
Lots of students smiling and posing at the base of a huge rock monument, which dwarfs them
An adult lion resting on its back in the shade, limbs outstretched
A very small worm-like creature resting in the palm of someone's hand. A clear plastic container of water and more creatures behind.
Four students standing behind a table
A student sitting watching a presentation
A female student standing in front of a presentation board
A female student holding a catfish
A female student performing an experiment
Several students and several people dancing

Learn From the Best

The Department of Biology is home to many accomplished faculty members. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. Thanks to a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in our biology degree programs.


Dr. Monica Frazier
Professor / Department Chair


Dr. Daniel Holt
Associate Professor


Dr. Ramneet Kaur
Assistant Professor


Elizabeth Klar
Senior Lecturer


Dr. Michael Newbrey
Senior Lecturer


Angel Robinson
Instructor / Biology Lab Manager


Dr. Clifton Ruehl
Professor and Assistant Chair


Dr. Ensaf Taha
Assistant Professor

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We Can Help

Columbus State University offers students a number of scholarships each year. Learn more about available scholarships.


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