In the Department of Biological Sciences, challenging science courses are just one part of a holistic approach to learning. Our curriculum integrates traditional study with individual mentorship in the lab and service learning and sustainable projects in the community, for a truly interdisciplinary experience.

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"Perhaps the most exciting part of our work is the immediacy of it all. Never before has there been a greater need to understand wetlands ecosystems, as it might soon be too late.​​​"

Kathryn Norman
MS '18

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Alex Jahangir Leader of the Nashville COVID-19 Response Credits GW for Career SuccessIt was an average day in 1995 when Alex Jahangir, B.S. ’99, went to a shopping mall in Nashville to meet one of his friends.
D. gvnigeusgwotli in life, from Straight Fork, Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina Salamander Species Shed Evolutionary LightThree new species of black-bellied salamander were discovered by a research team led by R. Alexander Pyron, the Robert F. Griggs Associate Professor of Biology.