Students taking water samples out at CERA

Biology

Think like a biologist.

As a biology major at Grinnell, the world is your laboratory. You’ll join other creative thinkers in an innovative program that encourages you to study multiple disciplines and think like a biologist from day one. You’ll conduct research, design and execute investigations, interpret data, and communicate your findings. As you explore a broad spectrum of sub-disciplines, you’ll enhance your ability to read and write scientific literature, think independently, work collaboratively, and prepare for advanced study or a career in medicine, research, education, environmental science, health, and many other fields.

Navigating our curriculum: Questions, answers, and information to help students successfully choose courses in Biology.

Department News

Close up of Clarkia xantiana, a flowering plant

Scientific Research from Home During the Pandemic Summer of 2020

How a biology professor and two students pivoted to make the best of a research opportunity

Leslie Gregg-Jolly Receives Distinguished Faculty Award

Biology professor Leslie Gregg-Jolly honored for advancing educational equity in Iowa.
Lauren Frankel in front of computer monitor looking at camera.

Frankel Receives Research Prize

Lauren Frankel is a recipient of the American Society of Plant Taxonomists 2019 Undergraduate Research Prize.

Department Information

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Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

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