Biology majors at Seattle Pacific University graduate with a broad understanding of living organisms. Through immersion in scientific inquiry and problem solving, you’ll develop fundamental skills and knowledge for entering a wide range of careers, including those in medicine, environmental science, research, and teaching.
Dr. Cara Wall-Scheffler, Professor of Biology, is a co-author on a research article that addresses the hypothesis that dehydration limited persistance hunting (hunting prey to exhaustion) in the extinct hominin Homo erectus. The authors concluded that the duration of persistnce hunting in H. erectus would not be constrained by a need to carry water. The study, performed in conjunction with collaborators at Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic) and Duke University (Durham, NC), appears in the January 2020 issue of the Journal of Human Evolution.
Under the coordination of Dr. Elena Brezynski, Assistant Professor of Biology, and with the help of David Rither in Educational Technolgy & Media, Biology faculty recorded informational videos to introduce themselves to current and prospective students. In these videos, faculty share their teaching and research interests, describe their educational journeys, and offer advice for success to Biology students. The videos are available on the Faculty pages of the Biology website. The faculty offer many thanks to David for his expertise in recording and editing these videos.