Biological Sciences Department
With a Biological Sciences Degree...
Rock the Insect WorldFlash-mobbing and data mining blood-sucking parasites...and taking first places at national conference.
Find Your AdventureExplore the fishes and forests near campus, or travel to Belize to study swordfish, or Ecuador for vampire bats.
Discover Something NewAsk why over and over again. Why does bacteria Staphylococcus aureus cause disease? She's still working on it.
Solve a ProblemDo you rush head-long at the problem or take a nerdy approach to solving the mystery? Can you handle a midge fly on sludge?
Students journey to the corners of the Earth probing problems such as climate change and diversity in the natural world. Sometimes they're looking back in time, digging up fossils of the past. Sometimes they're looking in to the future, searching for medical answers.
Cell and Microbiology
World-class facilities & faculty in biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, cell biology, developmental biology
Ecology and Evolution
From evolutionary genetics, population biology, and conservation biology to paleontology and the history of life on earth
Researching molecular biology, biophysics, electrophysiology, microscopy and image analysis, computational modeling
Restoring biodiversity, mitigating the extinction of species, preserving sensitive habitats and managing landscapes
Pre-Health Advising Center
For students interested in health professions: dentistry, medicine, optometry, physical therapy, veterinary medicine
Laboratory experience and fieldwork in ecology, neuroscience, microbiology, genetics, pathogens, and paleontology