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Department of Biological Sciences

Biological science is constantly changing which is why we provide student research opportunities in a diverse array of fields from cancer to climate change.

Internationally recognized research projects and first-class instruction are the hallmarks of the University of South Carolina’s Department of Biological Sciences. All of our faculty members teach undergraduate students, who give high marks to the overall quality of instruction in the department. The B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees are offered. Specialties include Integrative Biology; Plant Biology; Cancer Biology; Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology; Biotechnology, and Bioinformatics.

Exciting student research opportunities abound on such cutting-edge research projects as cancer biology, global climate change, and environmental microbiology. Several hundred undergraduate and graduate students in the past decade have co-authored publications describing the results of their research. Many of the undergraduates went on to top graduate and professional programs in the country. Internationally recognized research projects include the Center for Colon Cancer Research, which has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, and the Coastal Ecological Forecasting Project, which has received funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Aeronautics and Space Agency, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency.

The Biological Sciences department supports the highly successful and extremely popular ScienceLab outreach program for middle- and high-school science students, who are provided a lab experience on campus similar to what they would receive in college.

Please peruse our website for more details on what the Department of Biological Sciences can offer you!

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