The Program in Biology combines world-renowned educators with state-of-the-art facilities to provide rigorous scholarship that transcends fields of study.

Brown's Program in Biology comprises six basic science departments offering undergraduate and graduate study in the life sciences. Rather than granting specialty degrees in each department, the Program in Biology offers AB and ScB degrees in biology, the ScB in neuroscience, as well as master and doctoral degrees in a variety of biology-related areas.

All Program in Biology faculty are dedicated to providing the best educational and research experiences to undergraduate students and graduate and postdoctoral trainees. Their overarching goal is to help students deepen their understanding of biology at the environmental, organismal, cellular, and molecular levels.

The Program in Biology is a component of Brown’s Division of Biology and Medicine, which also includes The Warren Alpert Medical School. Together with Brown's seven affiliated teaching hospitals, the collective research enterprise in the life and health sciences attracts $195 million in sponsored research funding per year.

By the Numbers


Biology Faculty


Research Centers


Institutes and Programs

Undergraduate Education

The Program in Biology gives students the opportunity to learn, conduct groundbreaking research, and make an impact by finding solutions to complex problems.

Graduate Degree Programs

Brown University graduate students are equal partners in innovation and discovery, making significant contributions to many of the university's highest scientific achievements.