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 »
Mark Tobler recently received The College of Humanities and Natural Sciences Staff Excellence Award which is given to the member who demonstrates outstanding service above and beyond what is required and expected. In addition to his research, Mark is very dedicated to his work in the greenhouse.
Three Senior Biology students received prestigious awards during the 2016 Honors Convocation on May 20, 2016.
Patrick R. Connor received the St. Joseph Pignatelli, S.J. Award for Dedicated Service and Achievement in the Biological Sciences.
William J. Brandt received the Ruth and Lee Faust Award for the Outstanding Graduating Senior in the Biological Sciences.
Gabrielle V. Espiritu received the Rev. John H. Mullahy, S.J. Award for the Outstanding Achievement in the Sciences.