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About the Briggs Biology Program

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Lyman Briggs College began in 1967 as an interdisciplinary endeavor to bridge the cultures of the biological and physical sciences with the cultures of the social sciences and humanities. Since its inception, this integration of the two cultures is what best defines “the Briggs experience” and makes LBC one of the most unique undergraduate experiences in the United States.

Lyman Briggs Biology is staffed by five faculty (Cheruvelil, White, Urquhart, Luckie and Smith) who are appointment jointly between Lyman Briggs College and a research Department at Michigan State University (e.g. Fisheries & Wildlife, Entomology, Physiology). They each have an office in Holmes Hall and a research lab in their department elsewhere on campus. Their job is to teach amazing and challenging Biology courses for Lyman Briggs students, pursue an active and productive research program in biology and/or science education, as well as do outreach/service for the community.

Lyman Briggs Biology offers a Biology Major and a curriculum of courses that include Bio 1 (LB144), Bio 2 (LB145), Bio 3 (LB348), and Bio/HPS 4 (LB492), and several study abroad programs (e.g. London England, Paris France, The Galapagos Islands).

If you have questions about Biology program and would like to speak to a faculty member, please, review the FACULTY & STAFF directory of LBC by clicking here.

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