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  • Graduate Student Research

    Graduate students often publish their work in scientific journals.  Faculty Shauna McGillivray discusses results with Elizabeth Franks.

  • Exploring Our Environment

    Students explore Costa Rica on the Biology Department Spring Break Course Trip

  • Incredible Classroom Experience

    Students discover the World of Biology in our top notch labs.

  • Undergraduate Student Research

    Undergraduate students present their research at the Student Research Symposium.

  • Faculty Research

    We are Horned Frogs!  Dean Williams’ lab studies the genetic dispersal of the Horned Frog across Texas.  



We are a student-centered department committed to the teacher-scholar model. Teaching is central to our department’s mission; we hire faculty who are passionate about teaching and highly trained in their area of teaching specialty. We train our majors broadly across all areas of biology from the biomedical to the ecological using an evolution-centered curriculum.

Research plays a major role in the professional life of our tenure-track faculty. Our research programs support our teaching mission and allow us to expose students to the process of science when they conduct research in our labs.   Please see the individual faculty pages for more information about their research.

Advising and mentoring students is a critical part of our mission. Faculty members have an open-door policy to students, and students feel comfortable meeting with faculty outside of designated office hours.

If you are a prospective student, a current undergraduate or graduate student, or alumni, you can click the links above to direct you to information about the biology department and resources to help you in your academic quest.

Welcome to the Department of Biology!