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Parent Orientation

Students and parents can learn their way around campus and discover the many opportunities at UI. Orientation events are Aug. 18-21. Register

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UI Retirees Association

UIRA has a membership of nearly 500 from every part of the University.

Undergraduate Studies

The B.A. and B.S. degrees offered by the department reflect the integrated view and increased awareness that sub-disciplines within biology are merging into a broad principles-based discipline that recognizes the similarities among living organisms.

Biological Sciences’ Core Curriculum

The core curricula of our different majors include foundational coursework in mathematics, chemistry and physics with concomitant exposure to concepts fundamental to all living things at several levels of organization. Upper division electives allow students to explore natural history, anatomy/physiology, molecular/cellular/developmental biology, biochemistry, microbiology, and quantitative/integrative biology.

Curriculum Requirements

For further information about undergraduate degree requirements for majors and minors, please refer to the Undergraduate Curricular Requirements in the General Catalog.

Advising and Registration

As you go about the process of choosing a university and a major, there are many factors to be considered. View this site for information about undergraduate advising.

If you need further help, you may e-mail questions to Pat McCarroll, Coordinator of Advising at patm@uidaho.edu.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

For information about financial aid or scholarships, visit the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office or call (208) 885-6312.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from any of the majors in Biological Sciences will be exceptionally prepared to enter any profession in the field of life sciences.

For a good overview of the careers and job prospects awaiting successful graduates in the biological sciences, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Occupational Outlook Handbook, Life/Physical/Social Science section.

For BLS’s Occupational Employment Statistics pages, go to:

Contact Us

Please don't hesitate to contact the department at (208) 885-6329 or by email at biosci@uidaho.edu for more information.

Undergraduate Research

You will learn more science by doing science. Take advantage of the many opportunities to work with faculty on research projects.

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Contact

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

Email: biosci@uidaho.edu

Web: Department of Biological Sciences