Biological Sciences

Welcome to the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences at Clemson University. This program offers undergraduate programs leading to the B.S. and B.A. degrees in Biological Sciences and a B.S. in Microbiology.


The Graduate programs include MS and PhD degrees in Biological Sciences and Microbiology. There is also a 5-year BS/MS program in Biological Sciences and Bioengineering. In addition, faculty members in Biological Sciences also participate in the interdepartmental MS and PhD programs in Plant and Environmental Sciences and Environmental Toxicology.

*The Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences at Clemson University invites applications for two full-time tenure-track faculty appointments to begin August 2014; one in Microbial Genomics and one in Eukaryotic Genomics. Please view this PDF or this DOC regarding these positions. 




Darwin Week events have been cancelled due to weather.  You can learn more about past Darwin week events here.  

Announcing the Biological Sciences Online Masters program. Read more here.

Congratulations to Thilina Surasinghe and Christie Sampson, graduate students from our department who recieved the 2013 NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Award. They gave presentations at the annual U.S. Regional Association for the International Association for Landscape Ecology. Read more about their award and see the other winners here.

Congratulations to all of our graduate students who have recieved awards this year. The Biological Sciences Graduate Student Association (BSGSA) website has more information on our winners, which include Sandy Kawano, Katherine Heldt, and Christie Sampson.

The recent heavy rains in Clemson have damaged the South Carolina Botanical Garden, including the destruction of many rare plant species, the Natural Heritage Garden, and walking bridges. Watch the story on local news and visit the SC Botanical Garden website to learn how you can help restore this wonderful asset.
Check out the Biological Sciences Seminar Series here. This list is updated to reflect the spring and fall semesters.

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