Ask your own questions, design your own experiments and get your hands dirty. Guided by engaged faculty, here you participate in meaningful research—in the lab and in the field.

Our students learn the newest ideas in genetics, ecology and evolution, gaining the technical expertise and critical-thinking skills needed to pursue an interest in biology. 

“I love what I teach and that’s what motivates me. I want to encourage my students to love cell biology as much as I do. That’s what keeps my job fresh and exciting.
Dig a little deeper

We offer senior-level courses that allow you to explore specialized content or emerging issues in greater depth. The topics change each year and reflect the particular expertise of our faculty members.


Values and mission

Learn about our community of teachers and researchers, our department priorities and the ways we support student-focused education.

Who we are