The Department of Biological Sciences is a center for innovative, interdisciplinary life sciences research and teaching. Our faculty research interests span all levels of biological organization, from molecules to ecosystems. This cross-disciplinary approach to life sciences, performed within a collegial, interactive atmosphere enables new discoveries that impact every major field of biological sciences. Our academic programs exploit the breadth and depth of our faculty’s research expertise and outstanding teaching and mentoring skills.
Students qualify for the Bachelor of Science degree by successfully completing 44 credits of biology-related coursework plus 38 credits of chemistry, physics and mathematics. The BS allows for in-depth study within particular sub-disciplines of the biological sciences. Specific curricula have been formulated for study in (a) cell and molecular biology, (b) ecology and evolutionary biology, (c) pre-health studies and (d) neuroscience.