Welcome to the Department of Biology

The Biology Department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology or Forensic Science and a Master of Science degree in Biology.  We also offer a minor in Biology. The faculty comprise a diverse array of expertise in the Biological Sciences.  Our faculty specialties range from ecosystems to molecular interactions. The departmental curriculum includes a diverse set of courses corresponding to these many areas of expertise.

Students in the Biology Department are engaged in much more than just attending classes.  Faculty prepare students for careers in Biology by mentoring students in their research labs.  In fact, much of the research in the department is performed by students.  Students also assist in the teaching mission of the department by working as peer tutors or graduate teaching assistants.  Students are invited to attend weekly seminars where they have the opportunity to interact with renowned biologists from across the country.  

The department is currently training over 1000 undergraduate Biology and Forensic Science majors and approximately 50 graduate students. Many of our undergraduate majors go on to pursue higher degrees.

Our department is engaged in numerous research and outreach programs.  We invite you to visit the departmental faculty web pages and explore our many activities. 

Prospective students!
Interested in learning more about the Department of Biology and taking a tour of the state-of-the-art, $147-million Science Building?  With more than 250,000 square feet for teaching, faculty and student laboratory research, and collaborative learning, the new building is the biggest improvement ever for science education and research at MTSU and for the more than 13,000 students who enroll annually in biology, chemistry, and other science courses. Either attend one of the True Blue Preview Days, or (if those dates do not work), contact us at biology@mtsu.edu, or call 615-494-7672 for a personal tour.

Thank you for your interest in the Biology Department at Middle Tennessee State University.

SCI building