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Department of Biology

One of the most unique assets of the University of West Florida is its surrounding marine environment. A significant number of students come to UWF not just to enjoy the nearby sugar-white beaches, but also to study the dynamic cultural and natural resources of the maritime environment.

In addition, The University of West Florida is one of only a few institutions in the U.S. that offers a degree in Marine Biology at the undergraduate level. Ideally located to study the marine environment, the main campus includes 300 acres of estuarine marshes and wetlands with an additional 150 acres located on Santa Rosa Island on the Gulf of Mexico which contains beach dune, salt marsh, tidal flat, and sea grass ecosystems.

Join the Biology Department for a BBQ on August 26th!

All Biology students are invited to a BBQ on August 26th from 3:30-5:30pm. 

It will be held in the courtyard between building 58 and 58A.

Get to know your professors, meet with student organizations, win door prizes, and more! 

Buy your UWF Biology T-shirts today!

Show your Biology pride by buying a UWF Biology t-shirt for you, your friends, and your family! 

You can pick up an order form and pay for your shirts in one of the following locations: 

Dr. Alexis Janosik: Building 58, Room 61

Karen Gibbs: Building 58, Room 79

April Boyett: Building 58, Room 62-I

Graduating this Year? Consider Giving to Biology

UWF Class Gift Program

Your class gift of $20.16 or more will give you the opportunity to elect to receive a commemorative medallion to wear at commencement. You can designate your gift to benefit the Biology department!

Make a gift of $20.16 or more online or in Bldg 12 - Please note that you'd like to Donate money to the Biology department. 

You can pick up your medallion in Bldg 12, or from the Alumni table at graduation before the ceremony begins. Please arrive early for pick up. If you are not local, you can request that we mail your medallion to you by e-mailing your information to

Your gift will make an impact on future Biology students.