Department of Biology
With a program that lets you explore your scientific interests, gain real-world experience, and make valuable connections with faculty experts, you’ll turn your passion for science into the start of a fulfilling career.
Excel in your research, elevate your scientific prowess, and make contributions that enhance the world at large.
In seven different buildings throughout campus—and all over the globe—you’ll find a diverse community of biologists who are committed to improving our society. We’re widely recognized for our excellence in teaching and research in a wide array of subjects, from tiny molecules to immense ecosystems. On Penn State’s campus, we’re known for our integration with other subjects as well.
Our faculty members are more than professors—they’re mentors, researchers, and experts in the field of biology.
In the Spotlight
Biology and music performance major Bryan Manzano will be honored as student marshal for the Penn State Eberly College of Science.
Disconnecting different types of habitats can negatively impact amphibians and other animals, according to Penn State research
Denise Woodward, teaching professor of biology, has been honored with a 2022 C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching.