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Welcome to the Department of Biology

The study of biology is central to understanding the world around us. Our department offers undergraduate and graduate programs steeped in research that reflects the complexity and diversity of living organisms. Working closely with faculty, students explore everything from cell and molecular biology to ecology and evolution.

Academic Programs

Undergraduate Programs

We offer majors and minors in biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, and environmental science. You also could pursue a concentration in mathematical biology and bioinformatics or a track in pre-health biology.

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Accelerated B.A./M.S. Programs

As an undergraduate, you may apply to our Accelerated B.A./M.S. degree in biology, or in biochemistry and molecular biology, with a fifth year paid for by a scholarship.

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Ph.D. Program

Our doctoral program’s intimate size allows Ph.D. students to collaborate, build relationships with, and receive mentoring from world-class faculty.

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Careers and Internships in Biology

Our bachelor’s and master’s students have opportunities to pursue research and internships that land them jobs after graduation. And our doctoral students, working closely with faculty and peers, make connections in the field that allow them to pursue careers in academia, government, nonprofit fields, and industry.

Biology Seminars


October and November Schedule

Seminars are usually held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoons in Room 237 of the Lasry Center for Bioscience. Refreshments are served at 3:15. We hope that all who are interested will join us.

  • Oct. 16: Daren Card, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
  • Oct. 30: Elena Kramer, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
  • Nov. 13: To be announced
  • Nov. 20: To be announced
Contact Information

Department of Biology

Office Location
  • The Lasry Center for Bioscience
    15 Maywood Street
    Worcester, MA 01610
  • 1-508-793-7173
  • 1-508-793-7174 Fax