Main Departmental Office
Life Sciences, Room A128
1155 Union Circle #305220
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Web site: www.biol.unt.edu
Undergraduate Advising Office
Life Sciences Building, Room A128
Art Goven, Chair
Modern biology encompasses the study of all aspects of living systems from the molecular basis of genetic inheritance to the interactions between organisms and the environment. The mission of the Department of Biological Sciences is to provide quality education leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in biology, environmental biology, biochemistry and allied health sciences. A vital component of that mission is scholarly activity, and faculty in the department conduct relevant basic and applied research and provide professional expertise and service to local, state and national constituencies. Central to our mission is quality teaching, and faculty engage in instructional development to enhance their abilities to train professionals who will have the most up-to-date skills and professional ethics for meeting the demands of a technological society. Our success is measured by the success of our students and the quality of our intellectual contributions to the improvement of society.
See “Preprofessional studies ” in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog.
Programs of study
The department offers undergraduate programs in the following areas:
The department offers a minor in biological sciences , a certificate in forensic science , and a series of courses designed to prepare students to sit for the certification examinations in life science .
The use of the term “advanced” as applied to courses means any upper-division (3000- or 4000-level) course.
Mathematics and Science Secondary Teaching
Individuals interested in pursuing certification in math or science teaching at the secondary level may wish to pursue a minor through the Teach North Texas program. See “Teach North Texas ” in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog.
The department offers graduate programs in the following areas:
- Master of Arts with a major in biology
- Master of Science with a major in biology
- Doctor of Philosophy with a major in biology
- Master of Science with a major in biochemistry and molecular biology
- Doctor of Philosophy with a major in biochemistry and molecular biology
- Master of Science with a major in environmental science
- Doctor of Philosophy with a major in environmental science
Students who intend to proceed with graduate study should take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) during their senior year. For specific information on graduate degree programs, consult the Graduate Catalog.
ProgramsMajorMinorSecondary Teacher CertificationUndergraduate Academic Certificates