Biology

Accessibility, collaboration, community focus.

Rocky Mountain College’s Biology program provides opportunities for students to explore the diversity of the biological discipline while training for future careers. We’re a small school where students become familiar with approachable professors who are experts in ecology, evolution, biochemistry, microbiology, virology, genetics, and molecular biology. The combination of small class sizes and diverse faculty creates a program where students grow into well-rounded biologists equipped for future success. Many of our students have gone on to become M.D.’s, P.A.'s, and Ph.D.’s. Many others pursue successful careers in private industry and across the spectrum of medical professions.

Charles Morledge Science Building

Recently, our program benefitted from the opening of the state-of-the-art Charles Morledge Science Building. These new laboratories enhance students’ experiential educational opportunities. A required capstone experience in this space represents the culmination of the biology major with students engaged in research-focused studies in ecology, molecular biology, or virology. When students graduate from Rocky Mountain College’s biology program, they have a broad understanding of the discipline, while being skilled researchers capable of conducting and interpreting experiments.

Highlights


  • Medical Careers Pipeline
  • State-of-the-art lab spaces
  • Automatic interviews for the OT and PA programs
  • Anatomy & Physiology cadaver lab
  • Faculty that prioritize one-on-one student interactions


Supporting student growth

"Studying biology at RMC has given me an edge for pursuing post graduate study because my professors are always willing to help and the small class sizes provide advanced opportunities such as one-on-one research."
Schafer Paladichuk


Student Researchers

Graduate quality research from undergraduates.


Career Pathways

  • Recent Graduates:
  • Justan Baker, Masters of Public Health program
  • Tana Beedee, Physician Assistant program
  • Treve Icenoggle, Medical school
  • David Jurovich, Pharmacy school
  • Mallory Kelley, Doctor of Osteopathy school

Biology Major Details


 

Active Faculty

Engaged with students. Active in the field.

Dan Albrecht, Ph.D.

dan.albrecht@rocky.edu

Holly Basta, Ph.D.

holly.basta@rocky.edu

Cristi H. Hunnes, Ph.D.

hunnesc@rocky.edu

Mark Osterlund, Ph.D.

mark.osterlund@rocky.edu

Rebecca Polich, Ph.D.

rebecca.polich@rocky.edu




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Majors

  • Biology
  • Biology Education
  • Science Broadfield Education Biology

Minors

  • Biology
  • Biology Education