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The Georgetown Biology Experience

Our biology programs go beyond education in the biological sciences, challenging students to engage with research, societal impact, and themes of inclusion and accessibility.

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Our programs are designed to provide the finest education in biological principles and their applications.

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Our undergraduate program provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in professional settings, as citizens, and as caretakers of life on Earth. Our graduate program offers students of diverse backgrounds the opportunity to conduct intensive research in the biological sciences and contribute to the broader scientific community.

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Our programs are designed to provide the finest education in biological principles and their application.

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Explore and examine the breadth of hard work of our students in becoming experts in their careers.

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Biology News

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Dr. Peter Marra pens PNAS opinion piece about protecting America’s birds

Image credit: Ryan Sanderson (photographer; eBird S89077010).

February 28, 2024

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Biology Ph.D. candidate Ellen Jacobs named the 2023-24 MWC Mars Foundation Scholar! 

Last month, the Metropolitan Washington Chapter (MWC) of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation named Ellen Jacobs, a Ph.D. candidate in the Mann Lab, the 2023-24 MWC Mars…

December 18, 2023

Science cover - Copious Cicadas

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Biology Professor Martha Weiss recent publication

Biology Professor Martha Weiss, with her colleagues at The George Washington University and The University of Maryland, recently published a study investigating the ecological impacts of periodical…

November 8, 2023

Guidance related to COVID-19

The Department of Biology would like to wish you all health and safety during this challenging time.

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