The Department of Biological Sciences offers the following undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as graduate-level certificates listed below.

You can also visit the undergraduate catalog or the graduate catalog for information about admission to these programs.

Descriptions of undergraduate level courses.

Descriptions of graduate level courses.

Meet Our Faculty & Students

UMass Lowell student Rameez Shaikh standing outdoors
Rameez Shaikh '21

Rameez Shaikh ’21 has been accepted by more than six dental schools, thanks to mentoring by Chemistry Assoc. Teaching Prof. Khalilah Reddie.

Being able to see someone who looks like you and talks like you in a position of power – it’s huge.
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Sara is standing against the north campus sign
Sara Aldahabi '23
Biological Sciences

Between UML’s rigorous coursework and vast extracurricular activities, Sara Aldahabi feels ready to take on dental school.

UMass Lowell is more than a school. It’s a home.
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Mateo Rull in lab with an axolotl
Mateo Rull Garza '22

Mateo Rull Garza immersed himself in research – and published in a leading scientific journal.

I fell in love with the axolotls, and that’s what drew me into the research.
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Gabriel Muniz wading through a pond with an antenna in his hand
Gabriel Muniz '23
Biological Sciences

Gabriel Muniz is gaining hands-on experience that will help propel him toward his career goal of working in wildlife conservation.

I really like animals and I want to help them.
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Shakira Fedna sorts pills
Shakira Fedna '23

Shakira Fedna came to UMass Lowell because of the River Hawk Scholars Academy, a support program for first-generation college students.

Everybody you come into contact with in the RHSA wants to see you succeed.
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