About Biology

The Biology Department at Bates is a vibrant group of teacher-scholars dedicated to instilling in our students a love of biology and respect for the natural world.

Students in Visiting Assistant Professor Josh Lord's Bio 211, Invertebrate Zoology examine the spoils of a bottom dredge haul in the Gulf of Maine.

Students in Visiting Assistant Professor Josh Lord’s Bio 211, Invertebrate Zoology course examine the spoils of a bottom dredge haul in the Gulf of Maine.

Our challenging curriculum of innovative coursework and research experiences prepares our students well for postgraduate training in a wide variety of professions including the health sciences, research and education. We are also enthusiastic about helping nonscience majors see the value of science to society and to their everyday lives.

We invite you to explore our Biology program website to learn more about who we are and the exciting research and teaching we do. You will be inspired by reading about our students and alumni, their accomplishments, and the exciting educational opportunities we offer through research and service learning.