The Department of Biological Sciences was founded as a part of the Medical School in 1992. In 2010, the Department of Biological Sciences was transferred to the School of Education and started to offer a new undergraduate program in Biology Education.
Biological Sciences is an exciting area to study. Our department envisions that only excellence of teaching and high-quality education can develop a scientific and educational community and create critically thinking citizens. As a result, graduates will recognize the essential role of science, and particularly biology, in making significant advances for future generations.
Our goals are to promote a general understanding of biology and provide curricula that prepare our students for education in biology leading to a Bachelor of Science degree (BS). This curriculum exposes the core fundamental disciplines of biology with different elective courses on topics such as stem cell biology, ecology, radiobiology, biostatistics, immunology, medical biology, and the biology of the central nervous system.
We are excited to update you on the establishment of a brand new laboratory for practical classes in biological sciences, where students can also work on their research projects.
The Department offers graduate programs leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in different areas of Biological Sciences, including Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry.
The Department of Biological Sciences also provides electives to meet the General Education Requirements for courses at other schools within the university.