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Clarion University’s Biology major focuses on the diversity of the living world ranging from macromolecular structure to ecology and the natural world in-between.

Our faculty members have a wealth of scientific expertise and professional experience. As scientific researchers and investigators, we offer an environment in which undergraduate students actively participate in biological discovery through faculty supervised research and a multitude of laboratory and field work experiences. These activities prepare our students for the next stage of their career advancement.  Furthermore, these new scientific insights are shared with other researchers in the scientific community.

The Clarion University Department of Biology has over 250 undergraduate students enrolled in five different academic programs. Baccalaureate degrees may be earned in:

Furthermore, Clarion University houses a university wide Pre-Professional committee for the Healing Arts to help support those students seeking a  Pre-Professional Program.  Our Pre-Professional students are highly successful in gaining admission to medical (M.D. and D.O.), physician assistant, dental, veterinary, physical therapy, pharmacy, chiropractic, and optometry programs across the United States as well as international programs.


Geography and Earth Science


The Geography and Earth Science Department combines linked academic disciplines which unite the human and physical worlds. The mix of natural physical sciences with human science makes AGES the most diverse academic department at Clarion University.

Cross-disciplinary learning provides students with both a rigorous natural science background and a proper understanding of human-related environmental problems. Demand for such a program is very high considering:

  • population increases worldwide

  • dwindling natural resources

  • rampant pollution

  • humans who alter the physical environment

Three degree programs are housed in this department including:

The Department also shares the Education Earth and Space Science degree program within the Education Department. It also offers a Geographic Information Science Minor, and a Geography and Sustainable Planning Concentration under the Liberal Studies degree program.

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