Biology Department

Biology helps us understand ourselves, other species, and our place in the earth's ecology, and what life is and how it functions.
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Biology is the study of living organisms. In order to understand ourselves, other species, and our place in the earth's ecology, we need to understand what life is and how it functions.

In the 21st century, we have come to understand life at the molecular and cellular level to the point we can forever change life on earth. Advances in genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics will revolutionize health care, the food we eat, improve our environment, and if we choose to, alter human life itself. We are also learning about the effects our species has on other species and the earth’s environment. 


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Capitol project: Science student’s research on prion disease to be highlighted in Madison Featured Image

Capitol project: Science student’s research on prion disease to be highlighted in Madison

Ava Cinealis was interested in science when she graduated from Sheboygan North High School, but she wanted to do more in college than learn it from a book: She
PHOTO ESSAY: An Un-Belize-able Venture into the Neotropics Featured Image

PHOTO ESSAY: An Un-Belize-able Venture into the Neotropics

Discover what Environmental & Conservation Science students do on location in Belize in our Natural History of the Neotropics class.
UW-Stout’s STEM Fest welcomes Upward Bound students from six regional high schools Featured Image

UW-Stout’s STEM Fest welcomes Upward Bound students from six regional high schools

Students’ hands-on experiences in biology, engineering labs show them what polytechnic degrees can offer
Our program is close-knit. I got to know my professors and my peers.
Mai Lia Vang B.S. Environmental Science
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