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Department of Biology

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Department of Biology at Indiana State University is to nurture the academic potential of every student, advance knowledge through quality research, and serve the university and broader communities. Through experiential learning both within and outside the classroom, we motivate our students to become critically thinking, informed citizens with a heightened interest in science. Through one-on-one mentoring, we engage both undergraduate and graduate students in the excitement and challenge of original research. Through research and outreach education, we make valuable contributions at both local and national scales to the scientific community and the well-being of the general public.    ​



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Cunningham Memorial Library Digital Exhibits

Paleozoic Era

Carboniferous Period

Mesozoic Era

Supergene Ores

Varieties of Quartz

Insects and Plants






Bill Cain Amateur Fossil Collector



Department Chair:

Rusty Gonser, Ph.D.
Office: Science Bldg. Rm. 283A
Telephone 812-237-2400
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, Indiana

Address and Contact Information:

Joie Harney, MLD
600 North Chestnut Street,
Terre Haute, IN 47809
Science Building Room 281

Google Map: Science Building