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Department of Biological Sciences

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 »


2018 URS Photo Gallery

Students from the Departments of Biological Sciences, Math and Chemistry presented at the 28th Undergraduate Research Symposium. Everyone had a great time socializing at the crawfish boil! GO

BBB 2018 Induction Ceremony

Photos taken at the 2018 TriBeta Induction Ceremony and after party at Dr. Don Hauber's house.

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