About the Department
Welcome to the Department of Biology at Ishik University
Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy. Modern biology is a vast and eclectic field, composed of many branches and sub disciplines. However, despite the broad scope of biology, there are certain general and unifying concepts within it that govern all study and research, consolidating it into single, coherent fields. In general, biology recognizes the cell as the basic unit of life, genes as the basic unit of heredity, and evolution as the engine that propels the synthesis and creation of new species. It is also understood today that all organisms survive by consuming and transforming energy and by regulating their internal environment to maintain a stable and vital condition.
Biology program offers a variety of courses that investigate the living world, including courses in biology, botany, ecology, genetics, human physiology, microbiology, and zoology. A course of study may be designed to provide breadth in the life sciences or emphasize field or laboratory oriented biology.
Required courses provide an overview of biology, and electives allow you to concentrate in an area such a plant, human, field or laboratory oriented biology. You may explore topics not covered in courses through independent studies courses.
Students at Ishik University are encouraged to take their learning beyond lecture halls by participating in faculty-mentored research projects. By conducting research under the guidance of a faculty member, students learn practical application of classroom knowledge, cultivate analytical thinking skills, and actively practice the scientific process. Attending scientific meetings offers students the opportunity to learn what other researchers in their field are studying and to develop professional contacts.
Our Biology degree curriculum, coupled with activities such as undergraduate research, provides students the requisite knowledge and skills to pursue careers in basic and applied research, education, medicine, environmental science, and science policy.