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Department of Biological Sciences

The Department of Biological Sciences offers undergraduate (Biochemistry, Biology, Medical Sciences and Microbiology) and graduate (Biology; Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (MMBB); Neuroscience) degrees. We also participate in the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology interdisciplinary graduate program. The department has faculty with research programs that have particular strengths in evolutionary biology, cellular and molecular biology, and biochemistry.

Undergraduate Studies

Our degrees offer an integrated view of the sub-disciplines within biology to prepare you for any profession in the field of life sciences.

Learn about our undergraduate degrees

Graduate Studies

We offer research opportunities for advanced study at the master's and doctoral levels.

Learn about our graduate degrees


Our faculty are here to prepare students to be the next biology professionals.

Meet our Faculty

Summer REU

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Molecular and Organismal Evolution is a 10–week summer program sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Application Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2021.

Summer REU


We offer graduate and undergraduate research opportunities in biomedicine, cellular and molecular biology, ecology and evolution, and neuroscience.

See our research

Microscopy and Cytometry Resources

The department manages a shared resource for confocal microscopy, live imaging and flow cytometry that is available to on and off-campus users.

For scheduling information


Department of Biological Sciences

Physical Address:
Life Sciences South 252

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3051
Moscow, ID 83844-3051

Phone: 208-885-6280

Fax: 208-885-7905


Web: Department of Biological Sciences