Recent News

January 28, 2016

A new, second-half semester course is being offered this Spring 2016 for students interested in doing research in the biological sciences.  

October 12, 2015

Operation: Long Run

by Admiral L.N. Westerdale

September 19, 2015

How to describe the Skunk River Navy?  It is something that must be experienced.  A great deal of life is that way - things must be experienced to be truly known and understood - and the Skunk River Navy is definitely an experience.  Through the shared challenges of Operation: Obstacle Course, the volunteers of the SRN bonded.  Together, we survived and conquered.  All new volunteers are now First Class Riverpersons of the SRN.  Congratulations, to all of you! 

August 14, 2015

Welcome to our new Biology Program website!  We are still under construction, so please excuse any dust bunnies.  Our new site operates primarily through our search bar on the front page, so if you are looking for something, try entering in a search term first.  You may also try category-based search returns by using the navigation drawer (the three-lined button) towards the top.  

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Biology is an interdepartmental life-science program that provides a wide range of educational opportunities for students at Iowa State.  Thousands of Iowa State students take biology courses as part of their general education, and approximately 800 students choose Biology as their primary major.  Beyond academics, there are many opportunities Biology majors can take advantage of, including research, teaching, and study abroad. Students graduating with a degree in Biology are well-prepared to pursue further education in professional or graduate school, or to enjoy employment in a wide array of fields.  Read more about

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