Biological Sciences

Biology Department

Advancing human and environmental health through research, education, and outreach.

Notre Dame’s Department of Biological Sciences is a recognized leader for its research in global health, biomedical sciences, and environmental change. Students, faculty, and researchers in the department use the most cutting-edge approaches — genomics, advanced imaging, and mathematical modeling — to study biological phenomena, including:

The department’s laboratories and research programs receive millions of dollars of outside funding annually, primarily from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. Students also take advantage of unique training experiences afforded to them by the University’s many innovative interdisciplinary research centers and institutes, such as the  Eck Institute for Global Health, the Boler-Parseghian Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases, the Environmental Change Initiative, and the Harper Cancer Research Institute.

The Department of Biological Sciences offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.