The Department of Biology is housed on the first floor of the Hodson Science and Technology Center, a $20 million complex that opened in 2002. Classrooms and labs are designed to engage students in a variety of learning activities. All are equipped with multimedia teaching tools, including access to web-based technologies. Specially designed and equipped labs for ecology, microbiology, molecular biology, cell culture and physiology are available for course work and student-faculty research collaborations.