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Division of Natural Sciences & MathematicsDepartment of Biological Sciences

Degree Programs

Department of Biological Sciences

Degree Programs

Undergraduate study in biological sciences

Ecology lab

Our undergraduate majors provide students with a broad foundation in both content and hands-on experience. Major areas of study include biology (BA or BS), molecular biology (BA or BS), ecology and biodiversity (BA or BS) and integrated sciences (BA). A concentration in cognitive neuroscience (BA or BS) is offered in conjunction with the Department of Psychology.


Graduate study in biological sciences

The Department of Biological Sciences provides graduate training at the Doctoral or master's level. The graduate program involves a combination of coursework, lab or field research and a thesis (with oral thesis defense). Students begin their thesis research under the direction of a faculty member during the first year. All students are expected to publish their work in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Graduate students also have the opportunity to develop teaching skills as a graduate teaching assistant.


Fall 2015 Graduate Class                                                                 


Graduate Student Class 2014 


Graduate Student Class of 2013


Graduate students - Fall 2012


Graduate Class of 2011