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Undergraduate Biology Program

About the Biology Program

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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. 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 Spotlights

Zach Steinmetz

Hometown: Fishers, Indiana
Major: Genetics

Next Steps: I will be attending the University of Iowa College of Public Health to attain an MS in Biostatistics. After that, I hope to become a data analyst in some kind of health-related field. 


biology courses to choose from


biology faculty members


biology degrees earned in 2022-2023