Recent graduate Melissa Traver and current students Samantha Lyons and Andrianna Walsh won the top prize in the American Physiological Society’s Video Contest for their creative entry explaining the effects of Goodpasture syndrome on kidney function.
Centenary’s biology department offers courses and degrees in biology, biochemistry, and neuroscience. Classroom and laboratory experiences are designed to give students a broad biological background, while off-campus research and internship opportunities help students prepare for professional and graduate programs.
Centenary has a particularly strong curriculum for students interested in health-related fields. As well as a traditional pre-medical, pre-dental, and pre-veterinary curriculum, the department is involved in an interdisciplinary environmental science program with several other science departments, so students interested in ecology and organismal biology will find opportunities for study in those fields. The department also administers a neuroscience program. Because Centenary allows students to design their own interdisciplinary major in consultation with faculty members, anyone interested in life sciences will find many educational opportunities at the College.