Biology Department


The Biology Department at Muhlenberg College is composed of distinguished faculty who are highly engaged in their teaching and research, and students who are equally enthusiastic about studying the diversity of life in a liberal arts environment. 

As a department, we value the breadth of our discipline.  At all levels, we engage students in the creative and investigative process of science as they develop critical and analytical skills and an understanding of the methods by which biologists study nature.  Many students collaborate with faculty on research that leads to professional presentations and publications, choose to do internships at one of our local hospitals or study abroad. Our students are active in the Muhlenberg community through clubs such as Synapse, Biology Club, and Muhlenberg College EMS.


The Biology curriculum prepares students to pursue careers in scientific research and medicine or to apply their biology education to fields as diverse as law, medical illustration, public health, and science education.  Whatever their chosen field, our alumni are well-respected, often published members of their professional communities.

We are housed in a beautiful, LEED certified facility, which features state-of-the-art laboratories and numerous study spaces to relax in or carry-on class discussions. On the third floor, you will find a greenhouse. The fourth floor is home to the Acopian Center of Ornithology and a bird collection of over two-thousand birds.



    Friday, December 4, 2015
    2:00 PM

    **TRUMBOWER 130**

    Searching for the next meal: modeling the operating range of visual and olfactory signals in bumblebees

    Dr. Jordanna Sprayberry
    Muhlenberg College