School of Biological Sciences
In recent years the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has seen major growth in number of biology students. With approximately 700 undergraduate biology majors, 90 graduate students, and 25 postdoctoral students, the 44 department faculty members keep busy teaching and researching.
Major areas of research include ecology, evolution, behavior, systematics & biological diversity, cell & molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, parasitology, plant molecular biology & pathology, and virology.
One reason for the recent growth in the School of Biological Sciences is the school’s creative approach to instructional programs. The Cedar Point Biological Field Station in Western Nebraska is just one of many examples in which students gain hands-on field experience. The National Science Foundation just recognized another program of excellence by awarding a grant to facilitate a joint math and biology initiative. This initiative combines two disciplines inherently valuable to each other and provides students the opportunity to hone their skills in both disciplines. Systems and/or Integrative biology, another emerging area of strength, is a multi-faceted approach to biological study involving the understanding of multiple levels of systems in regards to population and evolutionary biology. These are just a few examples of how the School of Biological Sciences provides quality educational and research opportunities to its students.
Your support of the School of Biological Sciences is greatly appreciated and essential to our success.