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The Department of Biology focuses on areas of modern biology and biotechnology. Our biology department helps students to prepare for employment in industry, government, health professions, and research laboratories, or to pursue advanced degrees in the biological sciences.


The Biology department focuses on the technological breakthroughs in areas such as biochemistry, botany, ecology, genetics, microbiology, molecular biology, and physiology are being used to solve problems in agriculture, the environment, and medical oriented industries. Preparing students at all levels in the education system to work in the sciences is important to solving future problems and making new discoveries. The Department of Biology focuses on areas of modern biology and biotechnology offering a degree in two specializations: B.S. General Biology and B.A. Biology Teaching. The specializations include a series of seven core courses fundamental to all areas of biology.

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Applications now open for 2021 Summer Research Program for Transfer Students 

The UWF Biology Coquina Research Experience (UWF BIO-CoRE) is an NSF-funded program created specifically for incorporating undergraduate research in the teaching labs to gain real-world research skills. We are seeking applications for a new summer bridge research program as part of UWF BIO-CoRE for incoming transfer students. Please visit the UWF BIO-CoRE application page for more information.


Graduating this Year? Consider Giving to Biology through the UWF Class Gift Program

Your class gift of $20.21 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 $20.21 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.