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Department of Biology

Students on a field trip
Ashley Seagroves in lab
Student working in molecular biology lab
Students at a field site in Chihuahuan Desert
Graduate students and advisor standing in river
Tree frog from Ecuador
Study-abroad students in Ecuador
Horned lizard in palm of hand
Student presenting research findings at a scientific conference
Students and Dr. Kang in front of Supple Science Building

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.  .

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