Students taking water samples out at CERA

Biology Department

Our biology curriculum is among the nation’s most innovative; from your very first class, you learn how to think like a biologist, investigating and interpreting life processes. Biology intersects with many interdisciplinary studies and students are encouraged to participate in off-campus study and independent research, which may include the Conard Environmental Research Area and can prepare you for advanced study or a career in medicine, research, education, environmental science, health, conservation, or other fields.

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

Department News


Biology Seminar - Sept. 25 at 11 a.m.

Dr. Nicole Valenzuela Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology Iowa State University will be presenting: Environmental, genomic, and epigenomic regulation of vertebrate sexual development, and the ecological drivers of its intriguing evolutionary history.

Faulconer Gallery Exhibition Explores the Relationship Between Art and Biology

Making Life Visible opens Feb. 2 and features works from 16 contemporary artists and scientists.

Science Students Present Research at Regional Conference

Science students from thirteen institutions gather annually to present research.

Department Information

(641) 269-4984

Noyce Science Center
1116 Eighth Ave
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States