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More than a Science Department

Our department is one of the largest in the College of Sciences and Humanities with more than 1,400 students. We offer bachelor’s degree programs, pre-health professional programs, a teaching licensure program, minors, master’s degrees, a biotechnology certificate, and a doctoral degree.

Because of Our Students, We Fly

Every year, our biology students win awards, secure scholarships, publish in notable journals and score thousands of dollars in internal and external funding. Want to see what our students and faculty have achieved in just the past year? View list.

We pride ourselves on being readily available to students and providing them the support they need to excel in their fields. Through small class and lab sizes, our faculty and students are often on a first name basis. In addition, students work alongside faculty on current and innovative research projects, gaining practical experience while earning their degree.

Our rigorous programs ensure that you will graduate with excellent skills and comprehensive knowledge that aids in a successful career path. Employers who visit campus tell us that our students compare very favorably with other students from other institutions in professionalism, communication skills, and biological knowledge. But they are mostly impressed with the hands-on experiences that our students gain.

Our Team is Your Team

The Department of Biology is made up of dozens of full-time faculty, staff and graduate assistants who will be supporting you every step of the way before, during and after your time at Ball State. In addition to educating and coaching you in the classroom, most of our faculty are active researchers and many of them are looking for students to help operate their laboratories and conduct primary research.

Visit our directories to find contact information and to learn about our faculty’s diverse research interests in many subfields of biology:

We’re Here to Help

If you have any questions about the website, our programs or anything else, give us a call or send an email and we will do our best to answer your questions or direct you to someone who can assist you further.

Department of Biology Administrative Office
Foundational Sciences Building, FB 231
765-285-8820 | View email.