Department of Biological Sciences

two biological sciences students examining a plant.

The Department of Biological Sciences is a hub for innovative, interdisciplinary life science research and education. Students benefit from the breadth of our faculty’s experience, expertise and teaching skills while developing the courage and capacity to make their own discoveries.

Experiential Learning

Our philosophy of “lead with the lab” allows students at every level to develop critical thinking skills while providing training outside of the typical classroom setting.

  • Conduct research side-by-side with faculty
  • Take your education overseas through a study abroad program• Join one of our department associations or scholarly societies
  • Intern with a local company or organization to gain real-world experience


The study of biological sciences provides ideal preparation for careers in research, education and the health industry. Many of our students choose to pursue higher degrees, then go on to find success in the fields of ecology, neuroscience, genetics, cell biology, molecular biology, pharmacy, dentistry, optometry, veterinary medicine and more.


  • BA in Biological Sciences
  • BS in Biological Sciences
  • BS in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • MA in Biological Sciences
  • MS in Biological Sciences
  • MS in Evolution, Ecology and Behavior
  • PhD in Biological Sciences
  • PhD in Evolution, Ecology and Behavior

Combined Degrees

  • BA/MS in Biological Sciences
  • BS/PharmD in Biological Sciences
  • BA in Biological Sciences/EdM in Biology Adolescence Education


  • Minor in Biological Sciences
  • Minor in Biotechnology