Core Concepts

We are committed to providing excellent and comprehensive instruction at undergraduate and graduate levels in environmental health science, ecology, evolution and cell and molecular biology.

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

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In The News

Biology Department Newsletter – Spring 2020

Click here to read our latest issues of e-Symbiosis, the Biology Department’s email newsletter.   

Posted on May 11, 2020

Biology Department Newsletter – Fall 2019

I hope you have had a nice summer and fall this year. I am excited to tell you about what […]

Posted on December 13, 2019

Taylor Crawford

Biology graduate heads to National Institutes of Health

Taylor Crawford has a lot to look forward to after she graduates this May with a BS degree in biology. […]

Posted on May 11, 2020

Environmental Health Sciences PhD and M.S. Graduates

We’ve had many successful defenses of dissertations and theses over the past few months. Check out the recent topics they […]

Posted on May 4, 2020

Graduate student wins fellowship

Ellis Torrance, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Biology Environmental Health Sciences doctoral program, was awarded a Department of […]

Posted on May 4, 2020


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Alumni Stories

Jenessa Gjeltema, DVM, Dipl. ACZM is currently an Assistant Professor of Zoological Medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine.

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Graduate Program

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Pre-Professional Program

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