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General Information

The School of Biological Sciences consists of approximately 20 full time faculty plus support staff and part time lecturers. The faculty are active in teaching and research in the spirit of the Teacher/Scholar Model. Faculty expertise ranges from molecular biology to ecology with many research areas in between. The School is housed in the new $42 million wing of the Ross Hall of Sciences complex (pictured above), just a short walk from the Michener Library.

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The Biological Sciences faculty are committed to innovative teaching excellence. Teaching is the highest priority at UNC which means that the faculty are accessible and provide a personalized learning experience with small class sizes and state-of-the-art facilities. The faculty are active in research and other professional activities which means that students will receive cutting-edge instruction from a faculty with real-world experience.

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The Biological Sciences faculty are committed to the advancement of their fields, the understanding of our environment, and the improvement of our health through cutting edge research. The research programs in biology are highly diverse, a reflection of the varied expertise of the faculty which includes pedagogy, environmental sciences, cell and molecular biology, organismal biology, ecology, human biology, and others. Discovery and the scientific approach to the pursuit of truth is at the core of the study of biology. This rational process to understanding our world is at the core of the training that undergraduate and graduate students receive in biology, and that is why students are a part of the science that is done at UNC.

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Service to the University, College, School, and Community is a part of each faculty member's commitment to the community, Colorado and the world.