The study of the biological sciences provides you with a wholistic perspective on the world–from the cellular and molecular level, to large populations and living systems–and essential tools for addressing global challenges such as disease, food insecurity, loss of biodiversity, and climate change.
Our department offers undergraduates a solid foundation in basic biology and the supporting sciences of mathematics, chemistry, and physics with a special emphasis on field work and experiential learning. Our interdisciplinary graduate degrees offer a variety of interdepartmental research opportunities with world class faculty mentors.
- Space Invaders - Biological Sciences faculty work to research invasive species and to train new generations of scientists in its monitoring and mitigation.
- Studying viruses in Narragansett Bay that keep bacteria in check - Biological Sciences senior, Faith Brown used DNA sequencing and bioinformatics to identify the bacteriophage in samples collected before, during and after an algae bloom in the Bay.
- Biological Sciences faculty helps organize colloquium event - Part of the URI Honors Colloquium, “Sustaining Our Shores", the event was designed to help people become more open-minded about the type and taste of marine life they consume.