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 alumna Sabrina Pedersen ’17 speaks at a workshop for Braver Angels, a bipartisan, nonprofit organization that seeks to depolarize American politics.
Sabrina Pedersen '17
Biological Sciences

With the nonprofit Braver Angels, alumna Sabrina Pedersen ’17 is working to depolarize American politics.

It’s about how you can build relationships with people whom you disagree with.
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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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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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Sunilda Frias writes in a notebook at a table outside the library on North Campus
Sunilda Frias '21

Honors College Student Fellow Sunilda Frias is studying biology to help subsistence farmers improve their soil.

I like UMass Lowell because of the diversity. You can get out of your comfort zone ... but still feel like you’re at 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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