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Undergraduate Education in the Biological Sciences

The basic science departments of the Program in Biology offer courses at all levels of biological organization: molecular, cellular, organismal and population, and concentration programs with varying degrees of multidisciplinary or specialty foci.

There is a vast range of collaborative opportunities for independent study and research under the mentorship of the faculty. Faculty maintain research programs at the cutting edge of their fields including biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, developmental biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, immunology, molecular biology, neurobiology, physiology, anatomy, artificial organs, microbiology, virology, experimental pathology, and pharmacology. The close administrative relationship with Alpert Medical School offers additional opportunities for blending fundamental biology and clinical sciences in research projects at Brown-affiliated hospitals. These research opportunities are a hallmark of our programs; students may navigate this information at the website of the Biology Undergraduate Education Office.

The Biology Undergraduate Education Office is a full service academic resource center, serving a key role for students of the life sciences here. The Biology Undergraduate Education Office is a full service academic resource center, serving a key role for students of the life sciences here. The Office, staffed by Interim Associate Dean Katherine Smith and two program assistants, provides individualized advising for students at all levels; oversees student- faculty research collaborations, holds special events and maintains a variety of programs that support and enrich student life.