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Welcome to the Biology Department at Washburn University!

We hope you will find this website useful in many ways as you prepare for a career in the biological or related sciences. 

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Why Major in Biology at Washburn?

The Biology Department offers broad-based degrees in biology that prepare undergraduates for entering professional schools, including: Medical School, Dental School, Optometry School, Pharmacy School, Veterinary School, Chiropractic School, Physical Therapy and others.

Our graduates also attend graduate schools, where they pursue either master's (M.A. or M.S.) degrees or doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in various subdisciplines of biology, including: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, Botany, Ecology, Evolution, Animal Behavior, Zoology, and many others.

Biology Department faculty members are dedicated to providing you with the knowledge and skills to be successful in your future academic or professional pursuits. We have a proven track record in preparing our students to achieve at high levels once they graduate from Washburn. We have a very high acceptance rate for those students applying to professional schools, including medical school.

So, give Washburn University's Biology Department serious consideration as you prepare for a career in either biology or a biology-related field!

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like additional information.