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About the Biology Program

The biology program at Westminster provides environments for active learning both in and out of the classroom. Through hands-on, interdisciplinary coursework and guidance from dedicated faculty mentors, you'll construct your own knowledge and pursue your personal passions and interests.


Student Spotlight

Sy Sattler and Jules Jimreivat

Jules Jimreivat and Syd Sattler

Jules Jimreivat and Syd Sattler are Biology majors with Outdoor Recreation minors. They love doing science outside. They also started a podcast.

Dan Jones

Dan Jones

Dan Jones is a guitarist. When he’s not touring, he’s interested in how genomes might work to protect microorganisms from solar radiation. Dan published a paper during his summer research.

Arly Landry

Arly Landry

Arly Landry loves Biology, but she also loves art. Her undergraduate research project involved creating a field guide for birds of Antelope Island. She has her own freelance science illustration business.


Student Resources

Undergraduate Research

All students participate in research projects in Biology classrooms. For a deeper dive, apply for a faculty-mentored summer experience. Applications for summer undergraduate research projects are due in the spring semester.

Great Salt Lake Institute

The Great Salt Lake Institute connects people to the Great Salt Lake through research and education. The program includes field trips, curriculum, and a summer undergraduate research program.

Environmental Center

The Environmental Center promotes environmental awareness and leadership on campus and offers educational events, services that promote sustainable living, and support for environmental projects.


Meet the Faculty

Brian Avery

Brian Avery

Professor
Bonnie K Baxter

Bonnie K. Baxter

Professor
Christy Clay

Christy Clay

Associate Professor
Will Deutschman

Will Deutschman

Professor
Dave Goldsmith

Dave Goldsmith

Professor
David Kimberly

David Kimberly

Assistant Professor
David Parrott

David Parrott

Assistant Professor
Foad Yousef

Foad Yousef

Assistant Professor