The Department of Biology at Saginaw Valley State University is a part of the University's College of Science, Engineering, and Technology. The Department of Biology offers two degrees at the Bachelor's level and students may choose either a major or minor in biology. The curriculum is well suited for students preparing for many types of advanced degree study.
There are currently eight full-time faculty and one full-time technician in the Department. At SVSU, biology classes are usually small and are taught by experienced professors whose primary concern is in quality instruction. The faculty members also are involved in research and professional development and are very interested in including students in these activities through directed studies and independent research projects. Classes are conducted in the Science Building, which contains modern laboratories and state-of-the-art equipment. The University's 782 acre campus also contains and ecological research area where a variety of biological fieldwork are performed.