About the College

Sculpture in Bruininks Hall

The College of Biological Sciences encompasses the full breadth and depth of biology with departments, majors and graduate programs spanning the discipline. Students and faculty explore living systems at every scale from proteins and enzymes to entire ecosystems. Understanding how life works underpins solutions to some of our most vexing environmental and health challenges. It all starts here.

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Our mission is to improve human welfare and global conditions by advancing knowledge of the mechanisms of life through breakthrough discoveries and to prepare today's students to create the biology of tomorrow. Our faculty and students are creating new knowledge every day and driving solutions to some of our greatest challenges.