About Biology


The Department of Biology at Whittier College offers courses designed to produce graduates with a strong background in the organization and complexity of living systems, hypothesis testing and experimental design, and oral and written presentation of data.

Our biology students understand that the best way to use science is to do science—not just learn about it. Students carry out science at all levels, as virtually all of our courses have a mandatory laboratory component. We also take advantage of our local environment, using the nearby San Gabriel Mountains, the Mojave and Sonoran deserts, and the Pacific coast as areas for field studies.

As a result, our students are prepared for a variety of careers—within educational systems or institutions, as capable researchers, within the health professions, or in the business world.


Department of Biology
Science & Learning Center, 310
562.698.4905 (fax)