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. 

Students in the Biology Lab at UW-Stout.

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Seven Students Attend Experimental Biology 2019

“Anyone can contribute to the larger project: understanding life.”
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New year begins with additions to STEM undergraduate programs

Current and prospective STEM students at UW-Stout have one new and one expanded undergraduate program to choose from as the 2018-2019 academic year begins.
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Science and Engineering

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Graduate added to education with study abroad, co-op, lab, research experiences

Richie Holder witnessed a transformation while he was earning his bachelor’s degree at University of Wisconsin-Stout. It was his own.

As challenges piled up, graduate didn’t back down

If there was a meter for measuring joy, it likely would have gone to the highest level in Heather Dietsche’s family when she crossed the commencement stage.

Alum’s inspiring legacy will continue with scholarship, professorship in his name

In many ways, John “Jed” Copham epitomized how a life should be lived.
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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