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The biological sciences deal with the basic biological principles of all living things. Courses in the Department of Biological Sciences reflect the increased awareness that sub-disciplines within biology are merging into a broad principles-based discipline that recognizes the similarities among living organisms. Students will be presented with approaches that are based on unifying biological principles. This will provide them with information that can then be applied to a vast array of novel situations.

Exceptional Educational Opportunities

Because of the university's size and opportunities to work personally with internationally recognized faculty, our students are getting private-college service at the state's primary research institution.

Careers for our Graduates

Graduates from the department may enter a variety of fields and many continue their education. Recent graduates have entered allied and public health professions, primary and secondary teaching, agribusiness, veterinary school, graduate school, law school, state and national agencies that deal with biology (e.g., forestry and fish and game departments, EPA), as well as a variety of environmental consulting agencies and biotechnology companies.

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.

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Graduate Studies

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

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

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Contact Us

Prospective students, or students desiring more information, may write, call 208-885-6280 or email the department (


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