Two FPU students won awards in a research poster competition at the California Weed Science Society.
Dee Ann Kroeker won first place for her poster, Development of a Method to Evaluate Mortality of Black Mustard (Brassica nigra) Seeds Exposed to Volatile Compounds from Composted Greenwaste. Kate Hernandez took third place for A Field Trial to Evaluate Deleterious Effects of Composted Municipal Greenwaste and Soil Solarization on Black Mustard Seeds.
The biology minor offers a basic understanding of the natural world, including its living organisms. Humans, and their relationship to other organisms, are studied as a part of a living order. Students gain a basic understanding of the unifying concepts, diversity and importance of organisms.
Biology at Fresno Pacific University ranges from the biochemical analysis of cells to the study of global ecosystems. It happens on campus in the teaching and research laboratories of AIMS Hall, it extends to the local community as part of internships in agriculture and medicine and it journeys to the mountains, coasts and deserts of California during field studies. The biology program prepares students for the rigorous intellectual challenges of careers as diverse as medicine, teaching and scientific research.
The B.A. degree is appropriate for students who desire greater flexibility in their undergraduate coursework. This flexibility may be used to incorporate a minor, a second major, a study abroad program or additional elective courses.
Students must choose one of the following emphases:
The B.S. in biology with an individualized emphasis allows the student to choose electives in consultation with the program director to address their specific interests. Courses from field institutes or other institutions may be used. Examples of possible emphases include marine biology, plant science, animal science and biopsychology. This emphasis is only permitted with approval of the program director.
The B.S. in biology with a human health emphasis is designed for students with interests in health professions.
The following courses are required for this emphasis. The general education courses listed are only those required for this major and emphasis. A total of 57 - 63 units are required for general education (not including the language requirement).