Life Sciences Program
107 Aven Nelson Building
Program Director: Jonathan Prather
Associate Director: Christopher North
The Life Sciences Program consists of all LIFE prefix courses. These courses support life science majors and non-life science majors across campus. The foundational curriculum provides science majors with both breadth and depth in the basic life sciences, and non-science majors with key concepts in biology as well as an understanding of the connections between science and society. Courses familiarize students with the diversity of life and expand upon the fields of cell and molecular biology, genetics, ecology, and evolution.
Courses within the curriculum emphasize four fundamental goals at a level appropriate for each course:
1. Acquisition, Application and Synthesis of Knowledge
2. Communication Skills
3. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
4. Research Skills
JONATHAN F. PRATHER, B.S. University of Virginia 1995; Ph.D. Emory University 2001; Professor of Zoology and Physiology 2021, 2009.