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Undergraduate Biology Program

About the Biology Program

Biology LogoIowa 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. With two academic departments and two colleges administering our interdepartmental major, few other universities have such a wealth of faculty expertise available to undergraduate students.  A bachelor’s degree in biology provides excellent preparation for a broad range of biological disciplines.

Student Spotlight

Gabby Dubansky

Hometown: West Des Moines, Iowa
Major: Biology
Next Steps:  Iowa State Graduate Program in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Student Spotlight

Alejandro Medina Valencia

Hometown: Waterloo, Iowa
Major: Biology
Next Steps: PhD in Ecology at Penn State

Student Spotlight

Kara Rueschenberg

Hometown: Harlan, Iowa
Major: Biology
Minor: Spanish
Next Steps: Doctor of Medicine at Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa

Student Spotlight

Sam Schepers

Hometown: Adel, Iowa
Major: Biology
Minor: Spanish
Next Steps: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine

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biology courses to choose from

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60

biology faculty members

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183

biology degrees earned in 2019-2020