From molecules to ecosystems, biologists seek to understand life at every level.  

The Biology department is a supportive community of students, faculty and staff who investigate the principles governing life processes. We help individual students identify their strengths and cultivate their scientific curiosity to develop into scientifically literate and responsible citizens. Our graduates are well prepared for rewarding careers or further studies to pursue medical or graduate degrees.

Our extensive range of courses teach students to think scientifically, communicate effectively, and master fundamental research techniques. Biology students have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty and fellow students to carry out cutting-edge research, and many present their research at local, regional and national conferences and publish in peer-reviewed journals. Students can also participate in a wide variety of internships and unique study abroad experiences.

Biology News

Biology Students Wrestle with Thorny Issues for Genomics Project

Students enrolled in Genomics (BIO428W) this spring, a Core Capstone offered through the Biology Department, confronted some of the complex ethical, legal, and social issues in the discipline as they worked on projects to create educational media productions.
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Ever wondered what it looked like to be a part of a research lab team at Ursinus? Take this quick peek inside a research lab in the Innovation and Discovery Center at Ursinus College.



Thomas Hall
Department of Biology