Department of Biology
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 2017-18 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 advance the life sciences through research and to educate and prepare the next generations of scientists, educators, professionals, and scientifically literate citizens.
To strengthen the national and international recognition of the Department’s research and degree programs. .
The Chair of Biology will annually provide to the faculty an oral report on progress toward specific goals and announce new initiatives for the coming year. This document will be used as a road map to be discussed at faculty meetings to set the department’s priorities annually.