Biology Program

I currently serve as the Biology Program Coordinator. Among my responsibilities is oversight of our large non-majors courses (Biology 101, 155, and 173) and our required majors core courses (Biology 211/211L, 212/212L, 312, 313/313L, 314, and 315).

The Biology Program is an interdepartmental majors administered by the Departments of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology (EEOB) and Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB). The Biology major is also offered in both the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS).

The Biology major is among the largest major in the life sciences at Iowa State University and offers many opportunities. Our graduates have gone on to medical school, veterinary school, graduate school, and prepared for chiropractic, optometry, physical therapy, and pharmacy schools. Other graduates pursue careers in secondary education, clinical sciences, and lab or field research. Students choose advanced coursework from nearly 150 courses in a variety of biological disciplines to meet their goals. Students can also gain practical experience with a research project or internship. There are many opportunities to develop networking and communication skills in the learning community, BEST and in the Biological Sciences Club.