Graduate Students

FrogOur department has 32 faculty members with diverse range of research interests in biology. The faculty research interests fit broadly into the categories of molecular biology, microbiology, genetics, ecology and evolutionary biology. We encourage you to explore our faculty research interests at, and click on the individual faculty members to discover the various areas of research.

The Department of Biological Sciences offers both an M.S. and Ph.D. degree. We have more than 90 graduate students in the Department of Biological Sciences that are funded through either Research Assistantships or a Teaching Assistantships. Inside this section, you will find our department's degree requirements and course information, which can also be found on