Bowdoin Biology Department in Druckenmiller Hall

Location: Bowdoin / Biology


The biology department offers a wide range of courses in biology, from the molecular level to that of whole organisms, populations and ecosystems. The curriculum provides majors with an excellent background for graduate or professional school or for employment in biological science.

Courses are taught in a variety of formats, including lecture, seminar, and lab courses. The introductory class averages 70 students per semester, with 17 students in each lab section. Core courses generally enroll no more than 36. The average class size at the advanced level is 9. In addition to the coursework available in the program during the academic year, interested students have an opportunity to be employed as lab assistants or to engage in independent research.

Faculty in the department represent a diversity of academic specializations, including ecology, ornithology, genetics, virology, plant physiology; microbiology, neurobiology; developmental and molecular biology; molecular evolution, marine biology and biomechanics.

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At a Glance  

 Bowdoin College - Druckenmiller Hall
Druckenmiller Hall
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coordinate major Majorminor Minor

Courses offered
in 2012-2013: 35


  • Department Chair
    Bruce D. Kohorn
  • Department Coordinator
    Julie Santorella
    telephone (207) 725-3582
    fax (207) 725-3405
  • Mailing Address
    Bowdoin College
    Biology Department
    6500 College Station
    Brunswick, ME 04011

Background photograph: Druckenmiller Hall.