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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



Interim Chair Details:

William Mitchell, Ph.D.
Chairperson (I) Department of Biology

Associate Professor

Office: Science Bldg. Rm. 283A

Telephone 812-237-2400

Indiana State University

Terre Haute, Indiana


Address and Contact Information:

600 North Chestnut Street,

Terre Haute, IN 47809

Science Building Room 281


Google Map: Science Building