Department of Biology

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 over 1,900 Biology and Neuroscience undergraduate major students, 29 tenure-track faculty and 7 lecturers, 6 research faculty and 7 postdoctoral scholars, the Department of Biology is one of the premier teaching and research units on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

Special Programs

Biology Special Programs

The Biology department offers internship, honors and other programs.


People from Biology

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

Department Research

Biology Research Specialties.

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

Patricia Berninsone Memorial Scholarship

Associate Professor Patricia Berninsone passed away in early January 2019. To read more about her life and impact on the Department of Biology as well as contribute to a scholarship in her honor, you can visit the Patricia Berninsone Memorial Scholarship site linked to below.

Patricia Berninsone Memorial Scholarship

Contact Us

Contact Department of Biology (0314)

1664 N. Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89557

Phone (775) 784-6188

Fax (775) 784-1302

Sarah H. Fleischmann Building, Room 100