At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's School of Biological Sciences, we embrace a broad understanding of the life sciences – from cellular and molecular processes to whole organisms and ecosystems.
Our 44 full-time faculty members work collaboratively, incorporating multiple disciplines and organizational levels.
Our graduate students specialize within the broad world of biology by creating their own individualized program of study. Our undergraduates get a strong background in fundamentals of life sciences that allow them to specialize to meet their career goals.
Our distinguished faculty work hand-in-hand with our students. We get our students out of the textbook and into real-world education experiences. They use human cadavers as learning tools and apply hands-on field research to fascinating problems at Cedar Point Biological Station.
Our classrooms at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln – as well as the field station, research centers and labs – offer our students and faculty access to cutting edge facilities and technology. We offer competitive research and teaching assistantships that prepare students for successful careers in a variety of professional sectors.
Let curiosity move you with Biological Sciences
The School of Biological Sciences fosters excellence in life science education and research. We believe this can only be achieved through a diverse, inclusive, and open departmental environment. Our faculty, students, and staff value diversity in race, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, ability, religion, age, and citizenship. We are committed to a scholarly community where everyone is welcomed and encouraged to contribute. As biologists, we oppose the misuse of biology to attempt to justify discrimination and prejudice. We are committed to enhancing diversity within the biological sciences because diversity makes us all better.
We embrace this commitment within the School of Biological Sciences and at all levels of our academic community. We collaborate with the College of Arts and Sciences Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) Committee and the Diversity at UNL initiative to achieve these goals.