Department of Biology


The Department of Biological Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in several biological disciplines that prepare students for a variety of careers and professional degree programs (e.g., medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, ecology, evolution, wildlife conservation, natural resources).

Our degree programs includes options such as a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) for undergraduates in Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution (BEE) and Biomedical Science. Graduate programs include a coursework-based Master of Arts (M.A.) and thesis-based Master of Science (M.S.) in the Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Cell and Molecular Biology or Ecology and Evolution.

Talented faculty and staff, dedicated to teaching and learning by doing, paired with well-equipped labs and research centers provide an active learning environment for students. Faculty mentors guide laboratory, field work, and independent research projects to enhance the academic curriculum and provide hands-on learning experiences. 

Our research facilities include a greenhouse, herbarium and laboratories that specialize in microbiology, cell and tissue culture, phytoplankton, physiology, aquatic toxicology, DNA sequencing and analysis, systematics, evolutionary biology, ecology, and histological studies.

Our students find opportunities to learn from peers, alumni, experts in the field as well as our distinguished faculty.