The nature of the living world; Simpson courses in biology and environmental science explore the topics of ecology, molecular, organismic and structural biology. With state-of-the-art facilities in Carver Science Center, you can study gene expression, build DNA origami structures, explore imaging systems for cellular biology, neurosciences, human physiology and work in a human cadaver lab.

Outside the lab and into the biology of the world — Simpson’s May Term study aboard courses let you dig into topics like Global Health: Confronting AIDS in Namibia; Natural History of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands; Tropical Ecology of Coral Reefs and Rainforests in Belize; Sustainability Issues in Cuba; and Sustainable Energy Models in Northern Europe.

Simpson recognizes notable academic work via the Joe Moody Research Symposium — where students present their research to faculty and peers. Our biology and environmental science graduates have successfully pursued graduate degrees at some of the country’s most elite science schools including Duke University, Washington University St. Louis, University of Georgia and Loyola University Chicago.

Visit STEM Day

Discover why studying in a STEM field at Simpson may be a terrific choice for your future. You will meet Simpson professors and students and explore the exciting events occurring in and out of the STEM departments. You will also have the opportunity to meet with Simpson alumni and learn about many career choices in these fields. For more information email

John Greaves

Success Stories

John Greaves ’14- Summer Medical Research Studying Cells

John Greaves ’14 is spending part of his summer at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City, Mo., trying to better understand how cells function. More…

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