University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee to Host Biology Open House

Biology Open House

SARASOTA, Fla. (January 29, 2014) – USF Sarasota-Manatee has scheduled an open house for prospective Biology students and their families on Saturday, January 31, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in at the USFSM Teaching Labs at Mote Marine Laboratory located at 1730 Ken Thompson Parkway in Sarasota.

This is an opportunity for prospective students to explore USFSM’s two new teaching labs and the new Biology major. There will be refreshments and the opportunity to learn more about admissions, financial aid, advising and more at this informational open house.


Sign up for the Biology open house here


A degree in Biology from USF Sarasota-Manatee offers students the hands-on experience needed to pursue a career in many fields of biology, as well as the knowledge required to move on to graduate level studies. Graduates demonstrate knowledge in the three principal sub-disciplines of biology: cellular and molecular biology, organismal biology, and ecology and evolution, and are engaged in the scientific process through the planning, execution and interpretation of laboratory or field studies.

With a degree in hand, USFS Biology students are able to analyze ethical challenges and practices in the biological sciences, perform qualitative and quantitative analyses to evaluate scientific information, and can demonstrate skills in the assembly and presentation of oral and written communications on biological investigations.

The USFSM Biology program collaborates with the world-renowned Mote Marine Laboratory, allowing students to be immersed in ongoing research and community engagement in the marine sciences. Research scientists from Mote also teach various courses in the USFSM Biology program. These experiences prepare students to be competitive for an even wider range of graduate programs and professional schools.