Department of Biological Sciences

Zoology class in canoes on a lake near sunset

Explore the Department of Biological Sciences

Why do complex systems, from cells to populations, organize themselves and behave the way they do? That is the core question the biological sciences seek to answer.

In the Department of Biological Sciences, your search for answers will take you beyond the textbook and the classroom.

You can actively participate in lab- and field-based research in state-of-the-art facilities both on and off campus, as well as take advantage of the region’s varied natural habitats. New Hampshire boasts a stretch of the Atlantic coastline, alpine habitats in the White Mountains, forests, fields, and more than 1000 lakes and associated wetlands.  You can take advantage of our extensive network of research and teaching facilities, including the Jackson Estuarine Laboratory, the Shoals Marine Laboratory, and farms and greenhouses that are part of the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station.

You can work side-by-side with faculty on research projects that have major impacts on their fields, and apply for grants to fund your own projects.

You will find a wealth of resources relating to your work and your education, because we know that the most powerful learning happens through doing, seeing and experiencing. 

You will develop wide-ranging expertise leading you to a great career in (or beyond) biology: 92% of our undergraduate alumni are either employed or are pursuing graduate education. Our graduate students develop research and professional skills that lead to employment and success in diverse areas across industry, government, public service and academia.

Prepare yourself for success. Go beyond!

 

  • Finding Her Fit in the Field of Animal Rehabilitation
    Kaylee Galvin ’24 is a double major in zoology and neuroscience with a minor in marine biology. She is from Dudley, Mass. Thanks in part to a stipend from COLSA’s SOAR fund, Kaylee was able to accept a summer internship as a wildlife care intern at the Center for Wildlife in York, Maine. The ...
    Finding Her Fit in the Field of Animal Rehabilitation
    Kaylee Galvin ’24 is a double major in zoology and neuroscience with a minor in marine biology. She is from Dudley, Mass. Thanks in part to a stipend from COLSA’s SOAR fund, Kaylee was able to accept a summer internship as a wildlife care intern at the Center for Wildlife in York, Maine. The ...
  • Non parametric models for the study of marine ecosystems
    Miguel de Jesus Gomez Garcia believes that modern quantitative methods can significantly enhance our comprehension of ecosystems and help address complex conservation and management questions that have proved challenging thus far.
    Non parametric models for the study of marine ecosystems
    Miguel de Jesus Gomez Garcia believes that modern quantitative methods can significantly enhance our comprehension of ecosystems and help address complex conservation and management questions that have proved challenging thus far.
  • A Major Opportunity
    Meet Madi Wing, zoology major and double minor in animal science and animal behavior, from Pawcatuck, Connecticut.
    A Major Opportunity
    Meet Madi Wing, zoology major and double minor in animal science and animal behavior, from Pawcatuck, Connecticut.
  • In Alaska, Listening to Whales
    Emma Iovene ’24 is a marine, estuarine and freshwater biology major who spent the summer interning in Alaska for the Sound Science Research College, thanks in part to financial support she received from COLSA’s SOAR Fund.
    In Alaska, Listening to Whales
    Emma Iovene ’24 is a marine, estuarine and freshwater biology major who spent the summer interning in Alaska for the Sound Science Research College, thanks in part to financial support she received from COLSA’s SOAR Fund.
  • Love for marine animals leads to internship
    Olivia Lucia ’26 is a marine, estuarine and freshwater biology major who is spending the summer caring for marine animals and conducting research as part of her internship at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
    Love for marine animals leads to internship
    Olivia Lucia ’26 is a marine, estuarine and freshwater biology major who is spending the summer caring for marine animals and conducting research as part of her internship at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.

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