Where life begins...

Welcome to the Department of Biology

Department of Biology in McCollum Science Hall
Students traveled to the Galapagos Islands with Biology Professor Dr. Clayton.
Class sizes are small and taught by faculty.
The Department of Biology provides advanced lab experiences using the newest technology.

Welcome to the Department of Biology

We Have a Lot to Offer You...

A degree in biology is one of the most versatile degrees available for college students, providing opportunities in medicine, health care, scientific research, genetic counseling, biotechnology, laboratory science, pharmacy, environmental and business consulting, ecosystems management, conservation, education, and more.

The supportive and caring faculty and staff in the Department of Biology provide specialized opportunities and individual attention that foster student success.  Take a look at what our amazing students achieve by clicking here.

Biology at UNI Offers Students a Wide Array of Opportunities Beyond the State of Iowa

  • UNI Biology students have participated in National Student Exchange:

    • University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau • University of Montana • University of Kentucky • Montana State University • University of Rhode Island • New Mexico State University • Oregon State University • University of South Carolina • Boise State University • University of Northern Arizona • University of Virgin Islands, St. Thomas • California State University - San Bernadino

. . . and Around the World

  • UNI Biology students have participated in Study Abroad:

                • South Africa • Australia • Turkey • France • England • Iceland • Galapagos • New Zealand    

Department Snapshots

Contact Us:

Dr. Theresa Spradling, Head
University of Northern Iowa • Department of Biology • 144 McCollum Science Hall • Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0421
Tel: (319) 273-2456 • Fax: (319) 273-7125