About Biology

Biology students journey into a world of discoveries across a broad spectrum of sciences. Classes explore the medical potential of stem cells, study the human genome and proteome, unravel important ecological interactions and delve into the intricacies of the human brain. A biology degree prepares students for careers in health care, biomedical research, education, environmental science, public health and public policy.

Professor Dave Kusher

Meet Dr. Dave Kusher

Dr. Dave Kusher uses current environmental events in class discussions to not only understand the biology of an ecosystem, but also to examine how politics impact the system. Every course he teaches is infused with how science in general and biology in particular has real-world applications and consequences. Many of his courses incorporate field-based laboratory experiences in nearby mountain streams and lakes and in coastal estuaries.

Alumnus Cody Watson

Meet Cody Watson '15

Cody Watson interned with the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia and wrote the code for PyMethyl, described as “a quick and dirty way to find methylation patterns within the human genome.” It has been downloaded tens of thousands of times in labs around the globe. After Wofford, Watson entered the doctoral program in computer science at the College of William and Mary.

Recent graduates in Biology are working with:

Central Carolina Nephrology
Complete Dental Care
Electronic Healthcare Systems
Emory University Hospital
Family Healthcare Center (Laurens, S.C.)
Greenville Hospital System
Medical University of South Carolina
Optical Experts Manufacturing
University of California
University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Biology students have completed postgraduate studies at:

Clemson University
Cornell University
Emory University
Georgetown University
George Washington University
Georgia State University
Medical University of South Carolina
MIT
Ohio State University
University of California, Berkeley
University of South Carolina
Vanderbilt University
Wake Forest University
Yale University