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Department of Biological Sciences

  • Photo of BIOL 100 raptor visit from the Peregrine Fund
    BIOL 100 raptor visit from the Peregrine Fund

    Tate Mason shares a Harris Hawk in BIOL 100. Photo by Scott Conover

  • Photo of Eli Cinto Mejia
    MS Raptor Biology graduate student Elizeth Cinto Mejia

  • Brad Morrison
    Dr. Brad Morrison

  • Photo of Dr. Amy Ulappa feeding deer
    Dr. Amy Ulappa

Thank you for visiting the Department of Biological Sciences at Boise State University. We offer a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate education that spans the breadth of the contemporary biological sciences and prepares students for real world careers. We have award winning professors who combine an enthusiasm for classroom teaching with cutting edge research.

The department is a vibrant place where more than 600 students currently pursue undergraduate or graduate degrees in biology. Even with this large number, faculty and students work in close collaboration.

Undergraduate students pursue a broad-based and highly flexible biology curriculum or choose from one of seven emphasis areas: Botany, Ecology, Environmental Biology, Human Biology, Microbiology, Molecular and Cell Biology, and Zoology. Students may also pursue a degree in Biology, Secondary Education and enter a teaching career.

We also offer MS and MA degrees in Biology and are the home to the only MS graduate program in Raptor Biology in the country. We have also expanded our graduate program offerings with an interdisciplinary PhD in Biomolecular Sciences that started Fall 2012

Please take the time to explore the exceptional educational opportunities at Boise State University and in the Department of Biological Sciences. We would be pleased to answer any questions that you have concerning our programs.

Kevin Feris
Department Chair