The Department of Biological Sciences curriculum includes animal behavior, biophysics, botany, cell biology, conservation biology, freshwater and terrestrial ecology, genetics, marine sciences, microbiology, and restoration ecology.  The department supports pre-professional and health-science career objectives, and prepares students for graduate studies in biology.

Our faculty value student mentoring, which has been shown by national surveys to greatly increase the academic success and career satisfaction of students.  Biology faculty at USFSP engage promising students in research activities, and students have opportunities for directed research, independent study, and internships.  We support
study abroad and other intensive study programs.

We welcome you to talk with our faculty about your interests and goals.  Please check out the link for concentration areas that are available for degrees in Biological Sciences.

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Ants building new homes in Dr. Cassill’s research lab