Biology Department

Biology helps us understand ourselves, other species, and our place in the earth's ecology, and what life is and how it functions.
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Biology is the study of living organisms. In order to understand ourselves, other species, and our place in the earth's ecology, we need to understand what life is and how it functions.

In the 21st century, we have come to understand life at the molecular and cellular level to the point we can forever change life on earth. Advances in genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics will revolutionize health care, the food we eat, improve our environment, and if we choose to, alter human life itself. We are also learning about the effects our species has on other species and the earth’s environment. 


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Young scientists share enthusiasm with UW-Stout professors, retired area educators at Science Exploration Day Featured Image

Young scientists share enthusiasm with UW-Stout professors, retired area educators at Science Exploration Day

Free family event at Colfax Red Cedar Preserve and Recreation Area proves community, university commitment to natural areas
UW-Stout Center for Sustainable Communities aims to help rural areas thrive Featured Image

UW-Stout Center for Sustainable Communities aims to help rural areas thrive

Rural communities experienced broad population decreases between 2010 and 2020 for the first time in history, impacting jobs, health care, education and more.
Inspiring Graduate: Gervase Thompson, B.S. Applied Science & B.S. Mechanical Engineering Featured Image

Inspiring Graduate: Gervase Thompson, B.S. Applied Science & B.S. Mechanical Engineering

‘My education here at UW-Stout has prepared me well to venture out into the world.’
Our program is close-knit. I got to know my professors and my peers.
Mai Lia Vang B.S. Environmental Science
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