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About the Department

The Department of Biological Sciences currently has around 1,700 students pursuing undergraduate degrees and another 70–80 graduate students spread across three graduate-level programs. The department has more than 65,000 square feet of research space located throughout several buildings, including the Life Science Facility and Long and Jordan halls. All of the research buildings house faculty from multiple departments and colleges representing a true cross-disciplinary group with top educators in genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, ecology and evolution to chemistry, bioengineering, computing and physics.

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A Closer Look

Faculty Focus

The department boasts approximately 50 faculty members. Faculty research is divided into five key focus areas:

  • Ecology, evolution and organismal biology.
  • Microbiology.
  • Molecular, Cellular and developmental biology.
  • Toxicology.
  • Pedagogy and instructional biology.

State of the Art

A wide array of instrumentation is available as core departmental equipment, or hosted in individual investigators’ research labs. The University also maintains state-of-the-art core facilities for imaging and genomic analyses, as well as a 17,500-acre experimental forest where faculty and students have access to a diverse array of habitats and wildlife.

Department of Biological Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences | 132 Long Hall, Clemson, SC 29634