The University of Iowa
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The Department of Biology

The Graduate Program

Graduate Degrees and Tracks

The following subtrack descriptions for the Graduate Degrees in Biology are available in Adobe® PDF
or Microsoft® Word formats. Click on the corresponding icon for the format you wish to view.
grad_track_celldev.pdf grad_track_celldev.doc Cell and Developmental Biology Subtrack
grad_track_evo.pdf grad_track_evo.doc Evolution Subtrack
grad_track_gen.pdf grad_track_gen.doc Genetics Subtrack
grad_track_neuro.pdf grad_track_neuro.doc Neurobiology Subtrack
Faculty members in these four core research areas utilize a variety of model systems ranging through
the animal, plant and protist kingdoms.
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Biology Courses

The Department of Biology at The University of Iowa offers a wide range of courses to assist in the development of undergraduate and graduate students:


Prospective students interested in gaining admittance to the Department of Biology must meet the requirements of the Department and the University of Iowa's Graduate College, which include: For more information on joining the Graduate Program, please see the Graduate Admissions page.

About the Graduate Program

The Department of Biology at The University of Iowa, is a nationally recognized research center, that offers: Prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact the departmental Graduate Admissions Committee by telephone (319-335-1092) or e-mail ( for more detailed information. Individual faculty members will also be happy to provide additional information about research opportunities in their laboratories.