Department of Biology and Natural Resources Management

Biology is an exciting and dynamic field focusing on the study of living things and their environments. The Department strives to set a standard of excellence in biology and natural resources education as a unit within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. We offer undergraduate degrees in Biology or Natural Resources Management, and a graduate degree in Biology.

Students interested in ecology and environmental sustainability will find many opportunities to pursue their interests in our undergraduate programs, which include emphases in General Biology, Biomolecular Processes, and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, in addition to the degree in Natural Resources Management. Undergraduate students also may complete emphases in Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Teacher Certification, or pursue Pre-Medical and other Pre-Professional preparation through our undergraduate program. The Biology MS degree program also offers optional emphases in either Aquatic Sciences or Natural Resources.

Faculty in the Biology Department are involved in a broad range of research providing many opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to engage in a variety of projects. These areas of research include animal behavior, aquatic biology, bioethics, botany, climate, conservation, development, ecology, environmental sustainability, evolutionary biology, genetics, microbiology, natural resources management, natural resources policy, restoration ecology, and science education.

News / Upcoming Events

Biology Department Seminar Series:

Click here for the full seminar schedule for fall semester.

Bob Hollister

Biology faculty member, Bob Hollister, receives over $1 million in funding from the National Science Foundation to continue research documenting vegetation change in the Arctic for the next five years.

Marriage of Laker twins

NRM graduate is one of Laker twin brothers who are receiving international attention for marriage to Laker twin sisters

Falcon chicks

Endangered falcon chicks banded at Eberhard Center

Historical parks preservation

Students conduct research to help preserve two historical Grand Haven parks

Pre-Vet Club

GVSU Pre-Vet Club and students receive national recognition

University Innovation Fellows

Biology student, Madalyn Slubowski, selected to the University Innovation Fellows program at Stanford University

Twitter feed for @BiologyGVSU

Follow @BiologyGVSU on Twitter

Page last modified September 18, 2018