For more than a century the Departments of Botany and Zoology collaborated by team-teaching courses and working with each other on a wide range of research projects. As a result of this close relationship the two departments consolidated into the Department of Biology in the fall semester of 2013. The Department offers a wide range of courses as well as the B.A. and B.S. in Biology, Botany and Zoology. Additionally, the Department offers the M.S. and Ph.D. in Biology and in Botany and is one of the participating Departments in the interdepartmental graduate program in Cellular, Molecular, and Structural Biology (CMSB) and the graduate program in Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology (EEEB).

Student examines crayfish

Many Biology students pursue a degree in Zoology.

student examines plants

Many Biology students pursue a degree in Botany.