Biology & Environmental Science
Biology & Environmental Science

The programs of the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences are designed to provide a background in the earth and life sciences within the context of a liberal arts education, and to prepare majors for occupational goals and advanced training. We provide opportunities for our students to conduct their own self-designed research projects, gain internship experience, and travel to scientific meetings so that when the time comes to apply for jobs or graduate/professional schools your application stands out from the crowd.

Genetics lab

Biology Major

Interested in health-related professions? The Biology major prepares those who plan to work in the fields of medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, medical technology, allied health, podiatry, nursing, pharmacology, physical therapy, and public health.

Love biology but not into health careers? We also prepare students for careers in agriculture, horticulture, agronomy, forestry, plant pathology and forensic biology, just to name a few. Learn more about:

  • Research projects and classwork in the Longaker Animal Lab
  • Cadaver Lab
  • Recent student internship projects and travel to scientific meetings
  • Connections to alumni
Rock Creek lab

Environmental Science and Sustainability Major

This interdisciplinary major is designed to prepare students to meet the growing demand for environmental scientists and managers. Students will interact regularly with staff scientists of the National Center for Water Quality Research (NCWQR) to collect, analyze, and interpret environmental data necessary for improved water resource management in the Great Lakes Basin and Ohio River basins. Learn more about:

Contact Information

Wendy Kelbley
Administrative Assistant

Bareis Hall
Tiffin, OH 44883


Department Chair:
Justin Pruneski

Our Team

Amy Berger
Professor of Environmental Science
Bareis Hall 130
(419) 448-2292
Amy Berger
Pam Faber
Professor of Biology
Bareis Hall 107
(419) 448-2976
Pam Faber
Doug Kane
Assistant Professor of Ecology
Bareis Hall 131
(419) 448-2224
Doug Kane
Wendy Kelbley
Administrative Assistant
Bareis Hall 135
(419) 448-2197
Noel Mano
Assistant Professor of Biology
Bareis Hall 133
Erica Moyer
Instructor of Biology
Bareis Hall 134
(419) 448-2427
Erica Moyer
Justin Pruneski
Associate Professor and Chair Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Bareis Hall 132
(419) 448-2043
Justin P