About Biology

Biology is the study of the organization and operation of life at cellular, organismal, and population levels. An understanding of biology leads to an appreciation of the complexity of the world of life and the role that human beings have within it. The department provides courses in biology that serve the needs of the general student as well as those specializing in the field. Students who concentrate in biology can design their programs to be the focus of a broad and liberal education, to prepare for graduate studies in a sub-discipline, to become certified as a secondary biology teacher, or to obtain pre-professional training in medicine, dentistry, and other health-related fields.

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Biology Cell-ebration 2014

On December 5, 2014, Biology students from a variety of courses met and presented their works to one another. More experienced students from 300-level courses created conference-type posters while those from the DEEP program created unique works to highlight a cellular process. The event was held in the White Building's Atrium & Tuscola Room.

Biology's Ann Niemann Retires

After 25 years at the University of Michigan-Flint, the Biology Department's Ann Niemann is retiring. She was one of four from the College of Arts and Sciences who were honored by Chancellor Borrego at a Retirement Reception held December 8th. Click "MORE" to learn about Ann's years of service to UM-Flint.

UM-Flint Pairs with MSU, DNR to Study Impact of Feral Swine

Dr. Karmen Hollis-Etter of the UM-Flint Biology Department is one of several researchers from MSU, UM-Flint, and the DNR involved in a project to "learn more about one of the state's most potentially destructive invasive species: feral swine." 

UM-Flint Biology Professor and Students Conduct Lamprey Research

UM-Flint’s Department of Biology professor Dr. Heather Dawson recently conducted research with students on the Great Lakes Sea Lamprey. Her focus is on researching ways to improve management in an effort to protect native Great Lakes fish populations. This research has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management.