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The Department of Biological Sciences will be a leader in acquiring fundamental knowledge of the living world that will advance the health of the planet, including humans. We will fully integrate instruction and research so that all students not only learn but also, through their learning, actively contribute to our understanding of life.

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Undergraduate Programs

We offer three Bachelor of Science degrees in biology, microbiology, and marine science, as well as several different minors.

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Graduate Programs

The graduate program is designed to provide broad training in the Biological Sciences, with specialization in various fields.

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Biology Advising

After your freshmen year, biology department advisors provide academic and career advising throughout the academic year.


The generous support and continued involvement of our alumni and friends allow us to do more in research, educate our students better, and more actively serve the local, state, national, and international biological sciences community.
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