Department of Biology


The Biology Department offers the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees, as well as a minor in biology. Students are provided a strong background in animal and plant biology, microbiology, biotechnology, and health sciences with career possibilities in government, industry, teaching, graduate study, and health professions.

A wide variety of courses include laboratory and field experience. Departmental activities such as seminars, special presentations, research, and participation in the Honors program greatly enhances the educational experience.

With the opening in Fall 2014 of a new, innovative $147-milllion science building comprising more than 250,000 square feet for teaching, research, and collaborative learning, our students have opportunities to study in a state-of-the-art facility. We invite you to take a closer look.

MTSU is affiliated with the Gulf Coast Research laboratory that offers a variety of marine biology courses.  

Now accepting applications for Fall 2015 GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTS.
Apply online or contact for further information.

We welcome the opportunity to share information about our department. Contact us with your comments and questions regarding our program.