2011-2012 Biology Facts

12 full-time faculty members; 8 Ph.D., 1 MD, 1 D.P.T., and 2 M.S.
2 adjunct faculty; 1 M.D. & 1 M.S.

Currently we graduate an average of 45 students per year. These include Biology majors, Biology teaching majors, and Molecular Biology majors. 
Over the past years we have graduated:
Students who were accepted to Medical School programs at:
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Georgetown University
  • Indiana University
  • Lincoln Memorial University
  • Medical University of the Americas
  • Michigan State University
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Alabama, Birmingham
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of South Dakota
  • University of Tennessee, Memphis
  • University of Washington
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Wake Forest University
  • West Virginia University

 Students who were accepted to Dental School programs at:

  • Ohio State University
  • University of Tennessee, Memphis
  • Univeristy of Kentucky
  • University of Southern California
Students were accepted to Pharmacy School programs at:
  • Auburn University
  • Belmont University
  • Campbell University
  • Lipscomb University
  • Mercer University
  • Samford University
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Tennessee, Memphis

Students were accepted to Veterinary School programs at:

  • Auburn University
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Others students were accepted into Law School, Nursing programs, Optometry, Physicians Assistant, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Ecology, and Biology graduate programs.

We offer 30 specific Biology courses, several special topics courses, summer field courses, independent research opportunities, and internships in areas of interest.

Laboratory Equipment and space includes:
Olympus binocular microscopes (1 per student in a lab), Thermolyne Cryogenic System, Greenhouse, Thermolyne Cryogenic System, DNA & Protein electrophoresis instrumentation, a Li-COR DNA sequencer, PCR instrumentation, human cadavers for Anatomy and Physiology courses, various types of growth chambers & incubators, muffle furnace, and various type of spectrophotometric instruments.

Suggested Schedule for Freshman Biology Majors
(going into any biology related field)
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
BI 1092 The Story of Israel BI 1072 Story of Jesus
LU 1103 Lipscomb Seminar EN 1123 Composition and Reading
BY 1134 Principles of Biology:  Cell & Genetics BY 1144 Principles of Biology: Diversity & Ecology
Then you will use General Education Electives to obtain a 14-16 hr course load per semester.
Your assigned Advisor will help you select the correct courses for your specific needs and career goals.

For more information feel free to contact:

Dr. Kent Gallaher, Chairman of Biology at
615-966-5721 or 1-800-333-4358 x5721