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Division of Biological Sciences

Division of Biological Sciences

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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)

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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.