The Department of Biological Sciences accepts rolling applications for the M.A. program.
Office hours for fall 2020
Department offices in Wood Hall are open to assist students and faculty.
(As of Sept. 2, 2020)
|Monday||9-4||Geography – Room 3219|
|Tuesday||9-4||Biological Sciences – Room 3425|
|Wednesday||9-4||Institute of the Environment and Sustainability – Room 3900|
|Thursday||9-4||Psychology – Room 3700|
|Friday||9-1||Chemistry – Room 3425|
If you are in need of Personal Protective Equipment or need help accessing a classroom, please visit the open office. If you have a question pertaining to your specific department, please send an email to them or visit the office when it is open.
Drs Beane and Spitsbergen in a video about inquiry-based learning.
Dr. Kathryn Docherty describes her field site.
Student job opportunities
Dr. Sharon Gill and doctoral student Joanna Sblendorio in the news.
Department donates PPE to the community during virus crisis.
Alberto Cintrón-Colón selected as a Yale Ciencia Academy Fellow.
Three students present posters at ARO Conference.
2019 Biological Sciences Newsletter is available.
Spring 2020 Seminar Series schedule
Dr. Joseph Engemann passes away.
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. Here is the Biological Sciences information from the 2018-19 Post-graduate Activity Report. The full report can be found here.
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.
- NSF awards Dr. Erika Calvo-Ochoa grant to study brain injury and regeneration
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
Undergraduate research opportunities
Set on 661 acres in Southwest Michigan, Pierce Cedar Creek Institute provides visitors with an exposure to a blend of diverse habitats including wetlands, forests, marshes, streams, lakes and prairies, and more than seven miles of nature trails. The institute is open to the public year-round, free of charge.
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.
Presentation opportunities for students
Students have the opportunity to attend conferences and present their research.
Student Success Services in the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University provides academic support programs and connects you to resources you may need to achieve your academic and personal goals.