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Biology Contact

Department Chair:

Dr. Dixie L. Smith

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Contact Person:
Kelly Borden

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Phone: 620-235-4732
Fax: 620-235-4194

Heckert-Wells Hall 223
Pittsburg State University
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762-7552

Student Organizations

An important part of the undergraduate experience is participation in student organizations. In Biology, we have the Biology Club, Pre-Med Club, and Pre-Vet Club. Read about them below and get involved.

Biology Club

The Biology Club is a social and service organization whose goals are to bring together students with a common interest in biology to foster fellowship through a variety of activities. Typical activities include bi-weekly meetings, guest speakers, movies, local service projects, picnics, and educational excursions.

This dynamic organization welcomes all undergraduate and graduate students. See the poster board on second floor stairwell for information on meeting days and times and dues.

Pre-Med Club

Pre-med students at Pitt State have many opportunities to get involved on campus and in the community with health related volunteer projects. Pre-med students from Pitt State are contributing to the community through the Pre-Med Club. Many members of the Pre-med Club volunteer several hours of their time one night a week at a clinic for indigent people. This free clinic offers valuable experience for the students who volunteer their time and it also allows them to get to know area doctors, and nurses.

Your academic advisors are very important to the success of your college career. They are the people many pre-med students turn to for letters of recommendation. They know how the medical school application process works and they can help guide you successfully through the applications and interviews. One important thing to remember: get to know your advisor and once you get acquainted with him/her, continue to keep in touch with them. Your advisor may have access to job opportunities or other information which could be used to your advantage.

Pre-Vet Club

The PSU Pre-Vet Club aims to unite and promote the success of future veterinary professionals, regardless of their undergraduate major. Service projects, fundraisers, trips, vet school visits, educational and social events are planned throughout the year. Additional events such as the “Pets and People Parade” and the “Children’s Stuffed Animal Clinic” are designed to contribute to the community, bringing animal lovers throughout campus and the entire community together. The Pre-Vet Club is dedicated to preparing students for all aspects of their transition to veterinary school from their first day at PSU to their acceptance.