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  • Neuroscience

    Neuroscience Major

    A popular option for students interested in brain science and psychology

    Majors and degrees. >>
  • Student journaling field study notes

    Student Resources

    Over 1,100 Biology and Neuroscience students have access to dozens of programs and world-class research opportunities.

    Student Resources >>
  • red snakes as small vertebrate studied in evolution

    Evolutionary Biology

    Nevada researches various aspects of organismal evolution in the classroom and out in the field.

    Evolutionary Biology >>
  • Yosemite National Park

    Proximity to Yosemite National Park

    Earning a Biology degree at Nevada provides students many unique opportunities to study in the High Sierra.

    Degree Programs >>
  • Students in field

    Biology Undergraduate Research

    Access to undergraduate research opportunities with top faculty is key to overall student success.

    Student Resources >>
  • Black Bear

    Molecular Ecology and Conservation Biology

    Several faculty and students study native vertebrates, including apex predators such as the black bear.

    Molecular Ecology and Conservation Biology >>
  • Lake Tahoe is less than an hour away

    Lake Tahoe is a Stone's Throw Away

    The Biology Department has long-standing research programs in some of the most spectacular locations in the world.

    Conservation Biology >>
  • Interaction Ecology is one of six areas of specialty

    Interaction Ecology

    Nationally recognized research is conducted in six areas of specialties one of which is Interaction Ecology.

    Interaction Ecology >>
  • Neurobiology

    Neurobiology Research

    Undergraduates have opportunities to train in biomedical research labs

    About our labs. >>
  • Behavioral Genetics and Ecology is studied at Whittell Forest

    Ecology Field Research

    The Whittell Forest is a 2650-acre field station 45 min from campus where Biology faculty and graduate students conduct ecological research and teach field courses.

    Behavioral Genetics and Ecology >>

Biology is an Essential Ingredient for Today's Careers in Science

A strong foundation in Biology can lead to a myriad of academic and career paths in the health and environmental science industry.

With nearly 1,300 Biology and Neuroscience undergraduate students, 23 tenure-track faculty and 7 lecturers, 6 research faculty and 6 postdoctoral scholars, the Department of Biology is one of the premier teaching and research units on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

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Special Programs

The Biology department offers internship, honors and other programs.

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The strength of the department comes from an uncommon depth of expertise among the faculty.

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Biology research impacts the world with new medical and environmental findings.

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