• Biology students discussing a project with Professor Erin Irish
  • A closeup image of glassware containing laboratory experiments
  • The Biology Greenhouse at the University of Iowa
  • Beth Osia, a graduate student, working on an experiment in the Malkova Lab.
  • An image of the new Neurobiology and Cell Biology Laboratory
  • An image of tumor cells from the Stipp Lab.
  • Biology students and faculty meeting with young visitors at an outreach event

    Biology Outreach Program

    The University of Iowa Department of Biology participates in outreach activities to engage a range of audiences from students at the K-12 level, to residents of surrounding Iowa area communities, and state legislators.

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870
Undergraduate Students
enrolled as Biology majors1
30:1
Student to Faculty ratio
4667
students enrolled in Biology courses
(Fall 2016 and Spring 2017)
$5m
$5,056,139 in Grant funding
received in 20172
$1.7m
for Renovation Project to
upgrade teaching labs
55%
of undergraduate students
participated in research3


1Includes Biology (752), Biomedical Sciences (43) and Neuroscience(75) majors. Source: Office of the Registrar (as of December 1, 2017).
2This amount includes direct and indirect costs for fiscal year 2017.
3With a professor outside of regular course assignments.