"New Antarctic Explorers Club – Julie Diving" by Kate Schoenrock. "New Antarctic Explorers Club – Julie Diving" by Kate Schoenrock. Welcome to the UAB Department of Biology Graduate Programs in Biology! We offer a series of degree options, including: 

In pursuing these degree options, students have the opportunity to work with world class faculty in a variety of disciplines encompassing all levels of biological organization, whether ecology or molecular science. Students can engage in research activities with organisms of all taxa, from microbes to animals and plants, and in all environments, from the extremes of the poles to the numerous terrestrial, aquatic, and marine habitats. We work in the natural environments, and we work in laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

Our Mission

We are committed to the development of highly educated, productive, and communicative graduate students in the biological sciences. Our students will excel in research, teaching, and service activities, become creative members of the scientific community, and lead in their field.

Student Resources

We invite you to use the pages in Graduate Student Resources to help you decide to join our programs for your studies. These resources should assist in preparing for a career in biology or related disciplines. And if you have any questions about the program, don't hesitate to contact us.