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 Arts degree by successfully completing 33 credits of biology-related coursework plus 38 credits of chemistry, physics and mathematics. The BA is designed to provide a broad-based education in the biological sciences.