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Program Description - Ph.D. in Integrative Biology

This program encourages students to consider research questions from diverse biological perspectives, ultimately addressing their questions through the integration of concepts from multiple disciplines.  Faculty in the IB program work in broad areas of biology, with the scale of studies ranging from molecules, genes, and genomes to organisms, behaviors, and ecosystems.

Program Goals

  • Provide a strong foundation in three categories:
    • Molecular & Cellular Biology
    • Organismal & Developmental Biology
    • Ecology & Evolution
  • Prepare students for innovative careers in academia, government and industry
  • Provide independent research experience
  • Promote competency in scientific communication


Information for Applicants

Degree Requirements



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