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Biology is the study of life and an integrative discipline.
Courses span topics range ranging from molecules and cells to organs, organisms, and ecosystems. Students can also explore related interests through affiliated programs such as neuroscience and behavior or biochemistry. Biology at Mount Holyoke operates within an interconnecting Science Center housing state-of-the-art facilities. The department has 12 full-time faculty whose research ranges from cytoskeletal dynamics during development and antiviral immune responses to AIDS, to the biomechanics of animal movement and invasive species ecology. Hands-on laboratory experience is central to our curriculum, and many of our students also engage in independent research with a faculty member before graduating.
Meet the faculty and staff of the Biological Sciences Department.
Explore the majors and minors in biological sciences, biochemistry, neuroscience and behavior and the Five College Bio-Mathematical Sciences Certificate.
Participate in a National Science Foundation funded program that incorporates students into research at the cross-section of mathematics and statistics.
See how students and faculty on exciting new research.
Explore careers and internships for biology majors.
Seek out opportunities that expand ways of thinking, and provide new experiences in research, the classroom, and the wider world.
Read about the paths bIological sciences majors and minors have taken following graduation. Connect with Alumnae working in the fields you are interested in.
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