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Indiana University Bloomington

Department of Biology

Undergraduate Studies

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Welcome to IU Biology!

Biology is a broad discipline encompassing everything from the study of subcellular molecular machines to the interactions of different species in vast ecosystems. The Department of Biology has a long history of excellence in the field of biological research (included in our faculty alumni and current faculty are Nobel Laureates and members of the National Academy of Sciences). Areas of excellence in research include evolutionary biology, developmental biology, ecology, bacterial and eukaryotic cell biology, genome biology, virology, and behavior. These research strengths of the faculty are reflected in the broad catalog of course offerings available to our students, allowing them to explore the diverse subject areas encompassed by modern biology.

The Department of Biology offers the following degree programs

Area of concentration option (for Biology B.S. majors)
   1.  Biology of disease
   2.  Cell biology and molecular genetics
   3.  Integrative and organismal biology

Students may elect to earn their degrees with honors.

A minor in Biology is available.

Learning goals of the Biology major and other links of interest to prospective Biology students »

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