Biology Department

Biology helps us understand ourselves, other species, and our place in the earth's ecology, and what life is and how it functions.
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Biology is the study of living organisms. In order to understand ourselves, other species, and our place in the earth's ecology, we need to understand what life is and how it functions.

In the 21st century, we have come to understand life at the molecular and cellular level to the point we can forever change life on earth. Advances in genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics will revolutionize health care, the food we eat, improve our environment, and if we choose to, alter human life itself. We are also learning about the effects our species has on other species and the earth’s environment. 

Students in the Biology Lab at UW-Stout.

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Seven Students Attend Experimental Biology 2019

“Anyone can contribute to the larger project: understanding life.”
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New year begins with additions to STEM undergraduate programs

Current and prospective STEM students at UW-Stout have one new and one expanded undergraduate program to choose from as the 2018-2019 academic year begins.
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Science and Engineering

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City creek flowing cleaner after students haul out garbage

Twisted wire from a box spring. The remains of a couch. Several metal fire pits. Rotted boards and wood.

Construction team places in ABC national competition

If four UW-Stout construction majors someday are asked to plan a six-story building, they should be able to jump right in.

Packaging majors help move essential COVID-19 products to market

Before COVID-19, Sarah Webber, Brandon Nitz and Austin Skoug were looking forward to 2020 co-op positions to help them test their knowledge as packaging majors.
Our program is close-knit. I got to know my professors and my peers.
Mai Lia Vang B.S. Environmental Science
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