Biology is the study of living organisms: their structure, function, organization, origin, and evolution. The science that concerns itself with these objects we will indicate by the name biology Biologie or the doctrine of life Lebenslehre. Some teaching may also be delivered by postgraduate students who are usually studying at doctorate level. Molecular biology looks at the molecular mechanisms behind processes such as replication, transcription, translation and cell function. We provide opportunities for our students to stimulate critical thinking, refine communication skills and gain technical expertise to tackle the complex biological, ecological and clinical challenges of our time.
As a result of the inclusion of evolution, often as an undergirding theme, in widely used textbooks like the Biological Sciences and Curriculum Study (the ‘BSCS’) a new generation of students received their primary biological training with a view that evolutionary biology was a foundational science in the biological sciences (Smocovitis, 1996). The major groups of living things are animals , plants , fungi , protists , bacteria , and archaea Biology studies their structure, function, distribution, evolution, and taxonomy.
Fundamentals of cellular biology, genetics and molecular biology are addressed. The Human Genome Project was the first step in a globalized effort to incorporate accumulated knowledge of biology into a functional, molecular definition of the human body and the bodies of other organisms. The similarities and differences between cell types are particularly relevant to molecular biology. The Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology prepares students for graduate and professional schools as well as a variety of careers within the life sciences.
Although these debates are serving to stimulate the science, future advances must be focused on how to direct new knowledge that is acquired to advancing the human condition and medical science. JoVE Biology includes techniques and experimental approaches in the fields of cellular, molecular, and organismal biology. From a series of workshops, you’ll gain critical knowledge in cellular aspects of biology. Bucknell University undergraduate students traveled to with biology professors Sarah Lower and Gregory Pask to western Pennsylvania to do research and scientific outreach to the general public at the annual Pennsylvania Firefly Festival.
The environmental studies and environmental science majors examine environmental challenges faced by humans from an array of perspectives, including anthropology, biology, chemistry, economics, engineering, geography, geology, history and philosophy. All students are encouraged to participate in an independent study or Honors project, in which you can work closely with a member of the biology faculty on a research topic.
The fields within biology are further divided based on the scale at which organisms are studied and the methods used to study them: biochemistry examines the fundamental chemistry of life; molecular biology studies the complex interactions of systems of biological molecules; cellular biology examines the basic building block of all life, the cell; physiology examines the physical and chemical functions of the tissues and organ systems of an organism; and ecology examines how various organisms interrelate.