Department of Biology
Welcome message from Dr. Laura Gough, interim chair:
Welcome to the Department of Biology at the University of Texas Arlington. We perform research and teach across the biological sciences. Our 18 research faculty conduct cutting-edge work in genomics and evolutionary biology, microbiology, and ecology on topics ranging from evolution of new species to antibiotic resistance to global warming. These faculty mentor approximately 80 graduate students earning a Ph.D. or M.S. who are preparing for careers in academia, industry, education, and government. Along with 11 instructors, the faculty also teach approximately 2000 undergraduate majors in Biology or Microbiology, as well as students from other departments across the university. Many of our undergraduates actively pursue research in faculty labs, preparing them for future careers in basic and applied biological sciences, medicine, and other health professions. I encourage you to explore our webpage to learn more about our department and the exciting opportunities for students and research that we support.
The Department of Biology is dedicated to the University mission of research, teaching, and service. Our goals are to provide rigorous, modern training in the biosciences to undergraduate and graduate students, enabling them to pursue careers in scientific research, biology, and biomedical careers. Faculty research and scholarship are integral to our mission and help improve the quality of our undergraduate and graduate training. Outreach to local public schools and other public institutions serve to promote the University‘s activities and increase community awareness of the role of science in our society.
The Department of Biology at the University of Texas at Arlington is an integral academic unit within the
Biology supports a vibrant, contemporary research program that spans a range of disciplines. The Department has vigorous Ph.D. and M.S. programs that prepare students for successful academic, public-, and private-sector careers in the life sciences. The Department of Biology is home to the largest undergraduate major on the College of Science. The Department offers extensive opportunities for Independent Study, providing students with valuable research experience in many areas of Biology. Faculty in the Department have been recognized for excellence in instruction with numerous teaching awards. The Dept. of Biology is the only unit on campus to have four members in the Academy of Distinguished Teachers, an extremely exclusive group.