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Biology: About Our Department

Biology Seminar Series

The Biology Department proudly announces our annual seminar series.  These seminars associated with our Research Methods course occur bi-weekly throughout the fall and spring semesters.  The series invites scientists from around the country to share their newest discoveries and ideas with our students. We cordially invite the entire Armstrong community to attend and encourage students to engage with our honored guests in post-seminar discussions.

Undergraduate Research

Are you interested in getting out in the field to work on cutting edge academic research in biology? Our faculty are engaged in a variety of interesting projects, many focusing on the wondrously diverse and unique ecology of our local salt marshes and coastal barrier islands.


The Armstrong State University Herbarium was founded in 1967 and is one of only ten active herbaria in the state of Georgia.  Our collection—which is predominantly regional with an emphasis on plants of coastal Georgia—includes more than 5000 specimens, representing over 1300 different species of flowering plants, gymnosperms, and ferns.  The collection continues to expand as a result of ongoing fieldwork and is organized according to evolutionary relationships.


The Armstrong Biology Department Greenhouse is a 28' x 54' structure supplying living plant material to support many of the Biology Department laboratory courses, including General Biology, Plant Biology, Plant Physiology, and Horticulture.

Alumni News

Our alumni are accomplishing many things as they pursue their careers. Please visit our Alumni News page to see what people are up to.


Read More Armstrong to Host Robert I. Strozier Faculty Lecture by Dr. Paul Dunn on Sept. 22

(September, 18, 2017) – Armstrong State University will host a free lecture by Dr. Paul Dunn, an assistant professor of biology. The lecture, "Change Can Kill: What Barnacles Can Teach Us About Dying Young," will explore the mystery of why so many living organisms die young, despite the clear disadvantage of doing so,using barnacles as model organisms. This event is free and open to the public.

Read More Armstrong Student Selected for National Society of Black Engineers Scholarship

(June 21, 2017) – Armstrong State University Cell and Molecular Biology major Chelsea Sawyer has been selected to receive a scholarship from the Savannah Coastal Empire Professional Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). 

Read More Turtles Go Wild: TERPS Students Release Diamondback Terrapins on Tybee Island

(May 18, 2017) –Armstrong State University student members of the Terrapin Educational Research Program of Savannah (TERPS) recently gathered on Tybee Island to release 17 diamondback terrapins into the wild. The state-protected turtles hatched from eggs rescued on Highway 80 last summer.

Read More Armstrong Biology Senior Selected for National Science Foundation Summer Research Opportunity at UC Berkeley

(April 6, 2017) – Rising Armstrong State University senior Haley Breanne Kodak has been selected as one of 10 students to participate in the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates program at the University of California (UC), Berkeley. From June 4 through Aug. 11, Kodak, a first-generation college student and Biology major, will live on campus at UC Berkeley and work on an individual biology research project with a faculty member.

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