The Division of Biological Sciences

Biology, as the study of living systems, reveals the fundamental principles that govern the complexity within our cells, in the diverse organisms around us, and across vast landscapes. Thus, biology also provides the insights and tools necessary to address real-world problems, from conserving rare species to understanding the mechanisms of human disease. In the Division of Biological Sciences, we are committed to fundamental research excellence, to training the next generation of scientists and leaders through innovative graduate and undergraduate programs, and to fostering biological literacy in our communities.

Congratulations Graduates!!! Welcome friends and families!!!

The Division of Biological Sciences is proud to be awarding 90 Bachelors degrees and 21 PhD or MS degrees this year. Way to go, graduates!!!!

The DBS graduation ceremony will be held on Saturday May 14th at 2:00 pm in the Adams Center West. Light refreshments will be served.

In addition, all graduates and friends/families are invited to the UM Commencement events beginning on the Oval at 8:00 am and continuing throughout the day (main ceremony at 10:00 in stadium). 

See this link for detailed graduation information (i.e., where to pick up robes etc.)

DBS News

Biology majors awarded Udall Scholarships

Mariah McIntosh (above), a junior Biology major (OBE), and Clare Vergobbi (below), a dual major in Restoration Ecology and Biology (OBE), have been named two of 60 Morris K. and Stewart Udall Scholars for 2016. The Udall Scholarship recognizes college students nationwide who demonstrate exceptional potential for leadership in environmental and/or tribal fields. Congratulations Mariah and Clare!