Iowa State University is a major center for research and education in the biological sciences. Students have the opportunity to learn from some of the nation’s leaders in biological research and teaching and to participate in innovative, meaningful research projects that explore frontiers of biology. Few other universities have such a wealth of faculty expertise available to undergraduate students. A bachelor’s degree in biology provides excellent preparation for graduate study in biological disciplines ranging from the molecular to the ecological levels, and for entrance into various professional schools, such as human medicine, physical therapy, or veterinary medicine. Read more about
The BIOL 428 course hasn't been offered in recent years, and we're excited to announce that this course will be offered Fall 2016! It will introduce students to multidisciplinary methods used to investigate cell biology and emphasize the dynamic organization and regulation of cellular processes.
Calling all aspiring botanists! The Biology Program is offering a new experimental course in introductory plant biology (BIOL 357X) this coming Fall of 2016. Taught by Professor Robert Wallace, this course will examine fundamental aspects of plant biology to enable students to get a broad appreciation of the structures, functions, diversity, and environmental roles of plants.
A new, second-half semester course is being offered this Spring 2016 for students interested in doing research in the biological sciences. Note that this course is 1 credit, not a half a credit as listed in the posting.
Learn about the Biology Program's most recent service-learning event! Students, staff, faculty, B.E.S.T. learning community peer mentors, TA's and returning SRN veterans banded together to form the 49th Skunk River Navy (SRN) for Operation: Long Run, a four mile local river clean-up and biodiversity adventure.
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!