Engaging students in the study of life
The Department of Biological Sciences provides students with a wide choice of experiences and opportunities in the life sciences — from medicine, to the environment, to basic and applied research in botany, ecology and evolutionary biology, marine biology, microbiology, and molecular biology.
Biology, the study of life, is composed of many disciplines unified by the fact that all living things—plants, animals, and microorganisms—follow the same fundamental laws of heredity, reproduction, growth, development, self-maintenance, interaction, and response. Find out more about our programs »
A central focus of the Department of Biological Sciences is to engage students in the study of life through active learning in the classroom and through collaborative research in the laboratory and field. Perhaps the most necessary skills of a biologist are an inquisitive outlook and enthusiastic curiosity. Find out more about our research »
Phil Bucolo was selected for the CAS Excellence in Teaching Award for 2020. Congratulations, Phil! This photo is of Dr. Phil Bucolo summiting Mt Fuji, Japan in 2010.
Michael Pashkevich BIOL'17 is lead author on this new publication about the work he is doing for his Ph.D. at Cambridge.
Michael Pashkevich BIOL'17 is lead author on this new publication about the work he is doing for his Ph.D. at Cambridge. Click here to view the article.