The Ohio State University at Lima

Biology: College of Arts and Sciences, Center for Life Sciences Education

What is biology? Lima Biology Department Pages

Biology is the science that studies the processes fundamental to all forms of life. Biology strives to answer such questions as: How do organisms grow and reproduce? How and why do pollutants threaten certain life forms? What makes one life form unique and at the same time changeable by genetic engineering or natural selection? And how can human life be sustained and lengthened by new medical advances?

An understanding of the biological sciences and their basic principles can help you make informed decisions about biological issues that affect your own life and the environment in which we live.

The Biology major is a stepping stone to research, graduate school, medicine or various health professions, teaching, or work in business or service in government or independent agencies.

Major Requirements

Follow this link to view required courses for the Biology major.

Follow this link to view required courses for the Zoology major.

Career Opportunities

Research scientist, college professor, medicine, health sciences, business (pharmaceutical or agricultural sales), animal health, teaching, or wildlife conservation. A biology graduate will most likely work in key economic industries of health, food, environment, pharmaceuticals or education.

Faculty and staff for biology

  • Robin Bagley, Assistant Professor
  • Charles Good, Associate Professor Emeritus
  • Elisabeth Gray, Senior Lecturer
  • Ryan Norris, Assistant Professor
  • Nancy Risner, Lecturer


Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology:
Center For Life Sciences:
College of Arts and Sciences:


The Ohio State University at Lima Admissions Office

Student Services Center
4240 Campus Drive
Lima, OH 45804

Phone: 567-242-7500
FAX: 567-242-7511