Biological Sciences Spring lab start dates

Check when your course lab dates begin. Labs do not always being the first week of the semester.

Printable list

  • BIOS 1100 Biological Sciences Lab—Jan. 16
  • BIOS 1610 Biological Form and FunctionJan. 16
  • BIOS 1620 Ecology and EvolutionJan. 23
  • BIOS 1700 Life Science for Non-MajorsCheck with MISE
  • BIOS 1910 Intro to Human and Biol AnatomyJan. 18
  • BIOS 2110 Human AnatomyJan. 23
  • BIOS 2320 Micro Infect DiseasesJan. 11
  • BIOS 2400 Human PhysiologyJan. 25
  • BIOS 2700 Everyday Biology: Cell Check with MISE
  • BIOS 3120 MicrobiologyJan. 12
  • BIOS 3190 Plant PhysiologyJan. 10
  • BIOS 3500 Human Physiology-MajorsJan. 23
  • BIOS 5260 Molecular Biology LaboratoryJan. 10

Our department

Western Michigan University embraces collaboration and leverages resources to offer academic programs that are responsive to the needs of all students and society. In the Department of Biological Sciences undergraduates, graduate students and faculty collaborate on real-world applications through laboratory research, publications and fieldwork.

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Explore the world of biology through our seminar series each semester. The seminars are presentations of current biological research by current WMU faculty or faculty from other universities.

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Student awards

Congratulations to our students for a great turnout at the Michigan Branch American Society for Microbiology spring meeting. Awards received:

  • Best poster awards: Jon Hoerger and Yogesh Suryawanshi
  • Best oral presentation award: Anja Williams


View the latest Department of Biological Sciences newsletter.

Undergraduate research opportunities

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Get a glimpse of the biological sciences program

Nicole Carpp talks about life in the biological sciences program. View this two-minute video to get a glimpse of this program.

Presentations by faculty and students.

Academic support

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Free webinar

"When is a Grassland Restoration Truly Restored? Examining Microbial Community Responses to Fire in Remnant and Restored Grasslands"
A webinar presented by:
Kathryn Docherty, Western Michigan University
Ryan Koziatek, Kalamazoo Nature Center
Ashley Anne Wick, Kalamazoo Nature Center

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