Department of Biological Sciences

Dr. Rob Channell, Chair (
Ms. Liz Atwater, Senior Administrative Assistant (

Telephone: 785-628-4214               FAX: 785-628-4153

Biology Committee Assignments

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Mailing Address (US Post Office):
   Department of Biological Sciences, Fort Hays State University
   600 Park Street, Hays, KS 67601

Mailing Address (UPS, FedEx, etc.):
   Department of Biological Sciences, Fort Hays State University
   509 South Campus Drive, Room 302, Hays, KS 67601

Degrees Offered:
   Bachelor of Science in Biology
   Bachelor of Science in General Science
   Minor in Biology
   Master of Science in Biology

Whether your professional goals center on health, conservation, or teaching, the Department of Biological Sciences can prepare you for your career.

Here at FHSU, we are dedicated to providing you with a strong foundation in all aspects of life science to prepare you for a successful career or advanced study in a wide variety of disciplines in human and veterinary health, conservation of natural resources, and teaching. Through interaction with our faculty and staff and our in-depth classroom experiences, you can gain the knowledge and skills you need to succeed after you graduate. Click on the "Careers and Degree Options" tab above for additional information.

Be prepared for an academic experience full of extensive classroom activities, including hands-on work in the lab and on local or regional field trips. Working with a diverse group of faculty will give you a superb learning experience with your instructors. You will interact with your professors in labs, on field trips, and through independent studies that incorporate cutting-edge content and traditional concepts. These traditional hands-on experiences not only enhance your comprehension of the subject matter, they also allow you to interact with fellow students in an educational environment and develop an important peer support group to help you succeed and enjoy your college experience. Even in your first year, you can choose to participate in a research project or independent study with a full-time professor, who can help you present your research at a professional meeting or publish your study in a scientific journal. These research projects usually receive financial support for research materials and travel to meetings. Click on the "Undergraduate Research" tab above for additional information.

Decide if Fort Hays State University is right for you by visiting our campus and meeting with faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences. To schedule your campus visit, please call the FHSU Admissions Office at 1-800-628-FHSU.

We invite you to explore our website, and please contact us for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.

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