Welcome to the Department of Biology at Texas State University. We are a large, multidisciplinary department with many strong, well-funded research programs. We serve about 25,000 students each year in modern facilities with up to date instrumentation emphasizing inquiry-based hands-on instruction. In 2016-17 Biology had just over 2,000 undergraduate students and 150 graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) students.
Our goal is to attain national and international prominence through the integration of undergraduate and graduate education with multidisciplinary research programs. Through our education, scholarship, and outreach activities, the department enhances the image of the university by using the life sciences to help meet current and future needs of society.
To create and communicate knowledge of the life sciences.
To attain national recognition of the Department's research and degree programs.