School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Division of Biological Sciences

Division of Biological Sciences


News 09-2015

Welcome back UW Bothell Biology students!  To start this academic year in style, we're hosting a UWB Biology Camping Trip on Friday 10/16 (evening) through Sunday 10/18 (afternoon) at beautiful Deception Pass State Park.

Much fun was had on this previous Biology camping trip.

Come enjoy the great outdoors with fellow Biology students, faculty, and staff!  We will get to explore the forests and trees, beaches, and the sound while we hang out, hike, play games, and eat together.  Anyone like trying to wade into the cold sound?  Anyone like sleeping in a tent, seeing the stars above?  Anyone like playing cards and laughing?  S'mores’ anyone?  No camping experience necessary! Join us for 1 or 2 nights!  If you're interested, visit this website for more information.  And, be sure to sign up by October 10th by filling out this survey.

What antics and adventures are in store for this years annual camping trip?!

Observations on the North Creek WetlandsWelcome to the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Washington Bothell.  The Bachelor of Science in Biology degree provides students with a foundation that will enable them to pursue careers or graduate study in medicine, dentistry, health professions, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, ecology, biology, and biology education.

photo courtesy of Daniel Lombardo, current UWB undergraduateThe curriculum combines theory with hands-on experience that draws on the University of Washington Bothell’s strengths: small classes; strong faculty-student mentorship; integrative, problem-based teaching approaches; and research and internship opportunities outside the classroom.

Undergraduate research is an essential part of our degree program.  Faculty and students utilize biology laboratory space designed specifically for research and conduct field studies on the North Creek Wetlands Restoration, which lies adjacent to our campus.

Hillesland Lab
Andrew Tagle and Trevor McCoy, undergraduates in the lab of Dr. Kristina Hillesland, present their research at the 2015 UW Undergraduate Research

Many of our undergraduates have gone on to present their work at university symposia as well as professional meetings.

Lexi Menth, undergraduate in the lab of Dr. Doug Wacker, received an award for the Best Undergraduate Research Poster at the Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology Meeting in Portland, OR in February 2015 (photo by Alex Lefort)

 Feel free to contact us with questions.



If you are a Biology student who plans on continuing into medical school or another health profession, please visit our Pre-Health advising page for additional information.