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The Department of Biological Sciences at Western Michigan University encompasses a variety of disciplines that involve the study of living matter in all of its wonderfully diverse forms.

The department strives to provide an environment that fosters excitement and curiosity about the life sciences and prepares students to function as productive members of the academic, private and public scientific communities.


The biological sciences programs provide today's student with effective and up-to-date knowledge and training in various areas of the life sciences, including medical aspects of human biology.


Graduate programs reflect the broad spectrum of these disciplines, giving students the opportunity to receive advanced training in specialties ranging from cellular and molecular biology to ecology and evolution.

The diversity of graduate faculty permits students to tailor a program that meets their individual needs and career goals. The department also works closely with local industry and local hospitals to provide its graduates with specific training that will help them attain their career goals.