Students looking in strainerWelcome to the School of Biological Sciences

Our research and teaching cover all levels of biological organization – from molecules to ecosystems – with a focus on integrating across levels. Our faculty are well-supported by external grants for their research, and publish actively in the top biological journals. We have one of the largest undergraduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, and our student numbers continue to grow. Our faculty are deeply engaged in teaching, in implementing modern pedagogical methods, and in involving students (at all levels) in their research. We are presently leading a university-wide initiative to implement a new Life Sciences undergraduate curriculum. In other words, the School of Biological Sciences is an exciting place to be!

~ Dr. John Osterman, Interim Director, School of Biological Sciences

How to Apply

Let curiosity move you to start your story at the College of Arts and Sciences. With more than 30 majors in the college alone, specialized programs of study to match any interest area, the opportunity for hands-on experience through our nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program and a campus located at the heart of an innovative college city community of more than 250,000 people, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers the ideal Big Ten collegiate experience for students at an affordable cost.

Undergraduate Admissions   Graduate Studies Admissions

Follow and Engage With Us:


*Some images on this website are courtesy of UNL UComm and various artists on FreeDigitalPhotos.net