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The change-driven study of life in all its forms.

DePauw is committed to transformation in our students and the world through intentional questioning and academic innovation. Biology students take this charge to the front lines, driving advancement through the scientific study of living things. 

Become adept at the art of scientific discovery with exposure to the full breadth of biological systems–from the smallest molecule to expansive ecosystems. Learn alongside change-driven faculty, uncover “aha” moments through research opportunities accessible from year one of your program, and as you advance into our upper level courses, dig deeper into distinct areas of interests.

The lab is not your only learning environment. Pursue transformative experience off-campus, such as a Winter Term in the Galapagos, a semester in the Denmark International Study program or as an intern at Argonne National Laboratories, Harvard Medical School or the Mayo Clinic.

Sample Courses

  • Evolution, Organisms and Ecology
  • Plant Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Animal Physiology
  • Plant-Animal Interactions
  • Immunology
  • Neurobiology

Career Options

  • Graduate Programs
  • Nursing School
  • Medical Nurse or Doctor
  • Researcher
  • Scientist
  • Lab Technician
  • Teacher

What discoveries will you make?

Majors and Minors