lab start dates - Spring 2018

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

Printable Fall 2018 Lab List

  • BIOS 1100: Biological Sciences Laboratory—Sept. 10
  • BIOS 1610: Molecular and Cellular Biology—Sept. 10
  • BIOS 1620: Ecology and Evolution—Sept. 10
  • BIOS 1910: Introduction to Human Biology and Anatomy—Sept. 6
  • BIOS 2020: General Botany—Sept. 10
  • BIOS 2110: Human Anatomy—Sept. 10
  • BIOS 2320: Microbiology and Infectious Diseases—Sept. 5
  • BIOS 2400: Human Physiology—Sept. 12
  • BIOS 3010: Ecology—Aug. 30
  • BIOS 3120: Microbiology—Sept. 4
  • BIOS 3500: Human Physiology Major—Sept. 17

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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 oral presentation award: Tetiana Petrachkova


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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.

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