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Marguerite (Peggy) Brickman teaches an auditorium classroom on the first day of Fall semester.

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Marguerite (Peggy) Brickman teaches an auditorium classroom on the first day of Fall semester.

Undergraduate Program


The Division of Biological Sciences is housed within the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia.

The Division consists of the departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Plant Biology, Cellular Biology, Microbiology, Genetics, and Marine Sciences. The department of Entomology (College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences) and the Odum School of Ecology also contribute faculty and graduate students towards BIOL course instruction.

Each department has its own major and degree programs. Due to the tight integration and relatedness of biological disciplines, the Division was created to conduct a degree program in Biology with the participation of these individual departments and faculty. The Director of the Division of Biological Sciences as well as the Director of Undergraduate Degree Programs for the Division of Biological Sciences is Dr. Kristen Miller. 

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Latest News Congratulations to Biology advisor Matt Jordan on winning UGA's outstanding advisor of the year. 
De’Yana Hines is a second-year doctoral student in biomedical engineering at Virginia Tech.

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Undergraduate Research in Biology

Undergraduates majoring in biology have the opportunity to enhance their learning through direct participation in research and scholarship. At UGA, these opportunities enable undergraduates to participate in ground-breaking research, often as part of a team of graduate students and faculty. In fact, many students can earn academic credit while working under an experienced faculty mentor by taking BIOL 4960R or working directly with the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO). The Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellowship (BSURF) has been established to support undergraduate research opportunities in the Division of Biological Sciences within the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. The Fellowship provides financial assistance to a student who has not had an opportunity to participate in a mentored research experience (paid, volunteer, or for credit) since matriculating to The University of Georgia.

Students working with plants