Biology

Students in biology become informed participants in the greatest scientific discoveries of our time – exploring the medical potential of stem cells, elucidating the human genome and proteome, unraveling important ecological interactions and understanding the intricacies of the brain. They confront the most recent findings from research, while preparing for a career in health care, biomedical research, education, environmental science, public health or 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 have real- world applications and consequences. Many of his courses incorporate field-based laboratory experiences in nearby mountain streams and lakes and in coastal estuaries.

Abby Truitt

Meet Abby Truitt '19

Abby Truitt enjoyed the Clinical Internships Interim, summer research, a study abroad experience in Rome and challenging courses that were excellent preparation for the MCAT during her time at Wofford. "I had great mentors, such as Dr. Lori Cruze, who encouraged me and gave me great advice throughout my college career," she says. After graduation, Truitt began medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

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