The biology program at the University of Evansville equips students with the tools needed to succeed in the future, whether their paths include graduate school, professional school, or STEM-related careers. Students are exposed to extensive learning experiences in the classrooms, research labs, a greenhouse, our Native Plant Garden, and even outside of the country.

From their first semester in the program, students are provided with endless research opportunities either individually or one-on-one with professors. The work is very hands-on and allows students to work with cutting-edge technology and equipment.

Biology students enhance their rich academics through internships, as well as cooperative and research experiences. In addition to University-based scholarship support, merit-based endowed scholarships are available and designated for biology majors.

The University of Evansville biology department delivers results:


of seniors received support to conduct undergraduate research (2022)


of grads from the last five years are employed or studying in a STEM-related field


of seniors applying to professional or graduate school were accepted (2022)


of the class of 2022 participated in study abroad programs

Mission Statement

The Department of Biology is committed to providing students with an educational, research-focused environment that will prepare them for the biology-related challenges of the 21st century.

The department is dedicated to helping students develop the following:

  • A knowledge of basic concepts and principles that comprise the biological sciences through traditional instruction and inquiry-based learning.
  • The ability to critically interpret biological concepts and principles and relate them to other subject areas that comprise the liberal arts.
  • The ability to add to their understanding of biology through research and other creative endeavors.
  • The ability to effectively communicate their understanding of the biological sciences to others both within and outside the discipline.
  • An awareness that knowledge from the biological sciences is integrated with a number of global issues, including those from social, political, and economic perspectives.