UWF 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.
Welcome to the start of the Fall semester of the 2015-2016 Academic year! This fall, Biology has close to 800 undergraduate majors, with around 200 new incoming freshman. Our biology majors hail from 30 states and 4 foreign countries, giving us some of the most geographically diverse students at UWF. The Biology Department is implementing several new programs this fall, highlighted in the newsletter, such as the SEA-PHAGES freshman lab. We look forward to an exciting semester.
-Dr. Chris Pomory, Chair