• Mission and Objectives

    The Department of Biological Sciences offers a broad and flexible curriculum leading to B.A. and B.S. degrees, a biochemistry field major with the Department of Chemistry, an interdisplinary B.S. degree in Forensic Science (administered by the Department of Criminal Justice), and the M.S. degree at the graduate level. The mission of the department is to provide excellence in teaching, research and scholarship which advances the discipline and to provide service to the university and community, especially in the areas of cellular/molecular biology and ecology/environmental biology.

    The objectives of our undergraduate program are to:
    • offer a broad curriculum that provides basic biological lecture and laboratory/field experiences for students who wish to pursue graduate education in the biological sciences and for pre-professional students planning to attend medical, dental or veterinary school;
    • serve the health related professions by offering required courses in human anatomy and physiology and microbiology for students in medical technology, physical therapy, nursing and other health related programs; and,
    • offer courses and laboratory/field experiences needed to achieve employment in industry, government agencies, and educational institutions.

    The Department of Biological Sciences offers a basic life science program, which is being coordinated with other members of the Wichita biomedical and scientific community to provide high quality teaching, research and technical training to meet the needs of the Wichita community and the State of Kansas. The department has recently implemented a strategic plan to strengthen its teaching and research program in the area of cellular and molecular biology. In addition, we are responding to the increased need and demand for training in the environmental sciences.



Correspondence and Information

William J. Hendry III, Chair
Department of Biological Sciences
Wichita State University
1845 N. Fairmount #26
Wichita, Kansas 67260-0026
Phone: (316) 978-3111
Fax: (316) 978-3772
E-mail: maria.martino@wichita.edu