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Biological Sciences

Welcome to the Biological Sciences Department at Edgewood College.

We are a strong, diverse department offering specialized programs ranging from cytotechnology to environmental science. As an Edgewood College biology student, you will have many opportunities to pursue your scientific interests outside the classroom through independent research projects, field trips, internships, student teaching and practicum experiences and world travel.  

The Biological Sciences Department is home to ten Edgewood College majors and four minors.  We have 20 faculty members with wide-ranging interests and expertise. Our students have the opportunity to participate in three science organizations: Wood’s Edge, which focuses on environmental challenges and issues; Achievement in Medicine (AIM), an organization for students planning to pursue graduate studies in health care and medical careers; or Edgewood Science Society.  

The Biological Sciences is fortunate to have two gorgeous facilities where we do our work. Sonderegger Science Center is home to most of our classrooms and research space. Thanks to a wonderful and enduring gift from the Sonderegger family, we are able to offer you in-depth learning experiences in bright, spacious laboratories and classrooms.  

Our second facility, Mazzuchelli Hall, located nearby on the shore of beautiful Lake Wingra, is the center for all our environmental science programs. It provides space for student research, field work associated with Lake Wingra, the UW Arboretum and many other places of interest.  

We’d love you to come join us.

Frances Rowe, Ph.D.
Chairperson and Professor
Biological Sciences Department
frowe@edgewood.edu