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.

Upcoming Events / Deadlines

Biology Department Seminar
Thursday, March 15 - 12:00-12:50pm
4402 KHS
Dan O'Keefe (Michigan Sea Grant) - "Lessons Learned from a Decade of Engaging Stakeholders in Great Lakes Science and Fisheries Management"

Biology Department Seminar
Thursday, March 29 - 12:00-12:50pm
4402 KHS
Tim Evans (GVSU Faculty) - "Houston, We Have a Botanist! My 45-day Simulated Space Mission in NASA's Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA)" 

Link to Winter 2018 Biology Department Seminar Series 

Fred Bevis

Frederick B. Bevis
1934 - 2018

In Memory of Frederick B. Bevis
Emeritus Professor of Biology from 1964-1995
Read full obituary here
There will be a Memorial Gathering on
Friday, June 1, 3:00-5:00pm
Room 308 PAD

University Innovation Fellows

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


Alumna, Angela Chaffee, shares Laker Effect through passion for environmental advocacy

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