Studying biology at Earlham is about more than textbooks and petri dishes. Our focus is on giving students opportunities to do actual science and to prepare them for lives of meaning and accomplishment.
Earlham students participate in field research opportunities with professors in Tanzania, New Zealand, Costa Rica, the Galapagos Islands or the Amazon. They collaborate on laboratory research funded by the National Science Foundation, and land summer positions in laboratories at top research institutions, often mentored by our own alumni.
Earlham ranks in the top ten in the U.S. for the percentage of our graduates who earn doctorates in the life sciences. Our alumni have high placement rates in medical school and other health science programs. They are doctors, researchers, educators – and even adventure travel guides. Regardless of the path they follow, our biology majors are well prepared to face the problems of the world and be a part of forging solutions.
Earlhamites in Biology
From Museum Keys to the Florida Keys
The experiences of Daniel Greene ’04 as a teaching assistant to Biology Research Professor John Iverson and as a volunteer at Wildman Woods were catalysts to his current Ph.D. studies at the University of Florida.More
Summer Research at Harvard
Encouraged by Earlham professors Bob Rosenberg and Peter Blair (both in biology), biochemistry major Elizabeth Richards ’14 spent a summer in the Frank Sacks Lab at the Harvard School of Public Health studying cardiovascular disease. More
Professor Emeritus of Biology John Iverson’s turtle research has provided summer research experiences for students for more than 30 years.More