Oklahoma Baptist University

Biology Forensic Emphasis


Dr. Dale Utt
Associate Professor of Biology
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Biology: Forensic Emphasis is part of the James E. Hurley College of Science and Mathematics.

My degree options:

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology: Forensic Emphasis

What makes an OBU Biology Forensic Emphasis degree special?

A degree in Biology from OBU provides the perfect combination of exploring cutting-edge knowledge and developing hands-on technical proficiency. The OBU Science Division is committed to the pursuit of academic excellence while nourishing both appreciation and respect for all aspects of God’s creation. A Forensic Biology Degree from OBU is designed to prepare students for the growing fields involving biological investigational analysis, such as criminal forensics, pathology, and DNA analysis.

What courses can I take?

Genetics, Microbiology, Arthropods of Medical Importance, Instrumental Analysis.

What do OBU Biology Forensic Emphasis faculty specialize in?

  • Dr. Contessa Edgar
  • Dr. Jett is a microbiologist who specializes in pathogenic bacteriology, where he does genetic engineering and molecular analysis in bacteria to understand the mechanisms by which they cause disease and through which they develop antibiotic resistance.
  • Dr. Utt is an entomologist who is also interested in complex ecosystems, especially tropical and marine ecosystems, and understanding the interactions of living things with their biological and geophysical habitats.

Departmental extras:

Biology majors engage in many experiments, both in and out of the laboratory. Students participate in scientific meetings, listen to seminars by internationally known scientists, perform independent senior research projects, take field trips, etc, and have opportunities (at extra cost) to travel with a class to places like Hawaii and Costa Rica.

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