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Academics

Majors and Minors

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Individual Interests, Shared Opportunities

The faculty of the Department of Biology and Earth Science seek to educate students in critical thinking and problem solving; expand students' views of the world around them; prepare students for graduate school and careers in the sciences; and give students professional, hands-on experience both inside and outside the classroom.

Our professors frequently partner with students on research and take students to professional conferences. No matter what major you choose to pursue in Biology and Earth Science, you will benefit from these opportunities and more.

Biology and Earth Science Majors and Minors

  • Biology Major and Minor

  • Environmental Science Major

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major

  • Sustainability Studies Major

  • Earth Science Minor

  • Environmental Studies Minor

Zoo and Conservation Science

Otterbein students can choose to major in Zoo and Conservation Science. The curriculum for this unique and exciting major was developed in partnership with the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and the Ohio Wildlife Center. Learn more.

/ Department of Biology and Earth Science

Donna Rhodeback
Science Building 236
p / 614.823.1517
e / drhodeback@otterbein.edu

/Life Line Newsletter

Our Life Line Newsletter features highlights from our department programs. 

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