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.
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The department offers a Doctorate degree with research emphasis in either Genome Biology & Genetics, Ecology & Systematics, or Microbiology. The department also offers a Master's degree (thesis and non-thesis).
The department offers a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Arts, and several joint B.S./M.S. degrees.