About The Department

The Biological Sciences are central to our understanding of life on earth and the issues we face. Biology is a multidisciplinary field that is integral to many programs across the university and this is reflected in both our teaching portfolio and our collaborative research accomplishments. The department’s research and teaching expertise encompasses the spectrum of biological scale from DNA to proteins to cells to systems to organisms. Our undergraduate degree programs reflect this scale and allow students to examine and explore the living work broadly and deeply. Course topics include molecular biology, genetics, developmental biology, microbiology, ecology, and cell biology.

The Department has a distinguished history in scholarship and teaching, an award-winning faculty, significant extramural research funding, and offers PhD programs in Molecular Biology & Genetics and Cell & Organ Systems. The Department has a vibrant and diverse collaborative research and teaching community that consists of 34 faculty members with broad research interests that include molecular biology, cellular biology and science education. Our faculty bring their research knowledge and understanding to the classroom using diverse teaching methods to accommodate all learner types. The Department graduate program has 80 graduate students in its Masters and PhD programs exploring the molecular mechanisms of life processes using bacterial, invertebrate and vertebrate model systems and using this knowledge to improve and enhance our society.

The department delivers an undergraduate experience that combines classroom teaching, problem based learning with hands on laboratory experience to provide our students with the skills and knowledge to succeed in their chosen career paths.

On these pages, you will find information on academic programs for undergraduate and graduate students as well as information on preparing for professional programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, optometry and research.

105 The Grn,
Room 118 - Wolf Hall
Newark, DE 19716

Phone: 302-831-6977
Email: bio-questions@udel.edu