About Us

We are a large, multidisciplinary department with many strong, well-funded research programs and a wide array of course offerings for undergraduate and graduate students. Our faculty engage in innovative research meant to uncover new knowledge and provide that knowledge to the state, country, and the world.  Through our education, scholarship, and outreach activities, the department enhances the image of the university by using the life sciences to help meet current and future needs of society.

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Rio Grande River


To advance the life sciences through research and to educate and prepare the next generations of scientists, educators, professionals, and scientifically literate citizens. 


To strengthen the national and international recognition of the Department’s research and degree programs. 

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Students working in lab


The Department of Biology at Texas State University fosters a safe, diverse and inclusive environment that enhances the discovery and sharing of scientific knowledge. In pursuit of that ideal, the Department of Biology is dedicated to equality of opportunity and treatment for all members, regardless of gender identity, gender expression, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, age, marital status, sexual orientation, ability status, veteran status, or any other reason not related to intellectual merit.


Learn about our faculty members, their research, and the courses they teach.

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