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Biology

As a Biological Sciences student you will become a well-informed leader in a world that is increasingly shaped by science and technology. You’ll continue to develop your understanding and life-long enthusiasm for scientific discovery through hands-on learning—both inside and outside of the classroom.

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August
Complete the Application for Admission
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December
Submit your housing contract to request preferences
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January- February
Apply for scholarships
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February-April
Attend Admitted Student Day
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Summer
Attend Eagle Enrollment Day: Academic Orientation
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August
Join your new friends for move-in and Freshman Orientation

Why Edgewood College

Facilities and location support outstanding classroom experiences. The Biological Sciences Department is located in the Sonderegger Science Center, which opened in January 1999. The Sonderegger Science Center is home to the nation’s first “Kindergarten through College” science education model.

Additional classrooms, labs, and research space are in Mazzuchelli Center, on the shore of Lake Wingra. You’ll have access to unique opportunities to step out of the classroom and get involved in research and projects that can impact the lake, its watershed, and the surrounding Madison neighborhoods.

Career Outcomes

With a focus on research, study in the Biological Sciences is a great starting point for a wide range of careers. Our students go on to become ecologists, foresters, environmental lawyers or advocates, biomedical engineers, bioethicists, science teachers, and find opportunities to serve in many other career areas.      

Additional Information

Student organizations include Achievement in Medicine, Wood’s Edge, and others. These groups offer you opportunities to build friendships, extend classroom learning, and engage in community outreach.

Recent field research opportunities that students have engaged in include trips to the Mississippi Delta region, and the Galapagos Islands.