Department of Biology

Student Organizations & Clubs

Biology Club
Faculty Advisor - Dr. Steve Howard

The biology Club is the oldest student organization on the MTSU campus. It is open to ALL students. You do not need to be a Biology major or minor. There are NO dues! Activities are dependent on the members and officers. Outdoor recreation, bowling, miniature golf, pizza parties and fund raising through recycling have all been a part of the biology club experience.

Pre-Scripts
Faculty Advisor - Dr. Preston MacDougall (Chemistry)

Pre-Scripts is a club for pre-health professional students at Middle Tennessee State University designed to foster interest in careers as a health care professional. All interested students are eligible for membership. Local pharmacists, physicians, physical therapists, other health care professionals, and representatives of schools and the armed services provide educational opportunities as well as valuable information about applying for health professional schools and programs. Visits to schools of pharmacy and medicine in the state are typically organized once or twice per year. The fee for new members is $15; continuing membership is $5/semester, payable at the meetings. Pizza & soda are usually provided at the meetings for members. Meetings occur on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. Signs announcing meetings will be posted in DSB and WPS.

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society (Graduates Only)
Graduate students are eligible for admission (associate member status) to the MTSU Sigma Xi Chapter. Sigma Xi is a professional society that admits researchers from a wide range of scientific disciplines. Students interested in becoming members should indicate their interest to a faculty member who is a Sigma Xi member.

BGSA - Biology Graduate Student Association (Graduates Only)
The BGSA was formed in the spring of 2007 as a forum to build community among graduate students while also establishing an avenue of communication with the biology department and college of graduate students. Officers of the organization meet with Dr. Murphy and Dean Allen each semester to report relevant issues presented at the BGSA meetings. All graduate students are members of this organization and are greatly encouraged to participate in organizing social, as well as, educational events in order to enhance the graduate experience at MTSU. For information concerning the BGSA please contact Logan Bowling.

Student National Medical Association
Faculty Advisor - Dr. Gore Ervin

The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is the oldest and largest medical student organization dedicated to advancing healthcare in underserved communities. A SNMA chapter was installed at MTSU during the 2000 fall semester. SNMA membership is open to anyone interested in health care as a career, regardless of race, age, handicap, or religious preference. SNMA membership provides opportunities for pre-healthcare professional students to gain first-hand knowledge about professional school admission requirements through lectures by local and regional health-care providers, and visits to local and regional health-care training programs. Dues include a $10 initial fee for new members and a charge of $5 per semester, payable at the meetings. Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.