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Our Location = Unique Research and Learning Opportunities
Enrich your academic career at local centers of learning such as the Southern Appalachian Biodiversity and Ecology Center, Highlands Biological Station, and the Helen Patton Center.
Recent Books by Members of our Faculty
Interested in studying the genetics, ecology, and physiology of people, salamanders,
birds, plants, bacteria, and other organisms? Western Carolina University provides
the ideal environment to further your career in the field of biology.
Teaching and research drives the Department of Biology. Our interactive undergraduate and graduate programs are founded on our faculty’s rich tradition of teaching and will prepare you for a successful and fulfilling career.
Come join us and take advantage of our advanced research facilities and equipment, including the department’s Southern Appalachian Biodiversity and Ecology Center. We’re also affiliated with The Helen Patton Environmental Research Center and within driving distance of the Highlands Biological Station, which promotes education, research, and outreach focused on the ecology and biotic diversity of the Southern Appalachian Region.