The Department of Integrative Biology is committed to providing the best training and education in the field of biology for UW-Madison undergraduate and graduate students.
With 19 faculty and 14 affiliated faculty members, research and education in the Department of Integrative Biology spans all levels of biological organization, considers a diverse range of taxa and systems, and addresses a wide array of basic and applied research questions.
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Explore our Majors
The biology major is designed for students who are interested in a broad exposure to the concepts and methodologies of the biological sciences, as well as those interested in a more specific sub-discipline.
The molecular biology major is a sub-discipline of biology that studies the composition, structure, and interactions of molecules that carry out biological processes essential for cellular functioning.
The neurobiology major is a sub-discipline of biology that examines cells of the nervous system and the organization of these cells into functional circuits that process information and mediate behavior.
The zoology major is a sub-discipline of biology that examines the organization of animals, from the cellular to the systems level, including the study of interactions of animals with their environment.
Zoology Graduate Program
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- We seek an assistant professor to develop an internationally-recognized research program in limnology and/or aquatic ecosystem ecology. Potential areas of expertise include water quality, aquatic biogeochemistry, quantitative methods, ecosystem modeling, and global environmental change. More information is available here.
- Graduate students: Have you been invited to present your research at a conference, or do you need additional funds to support upcoming research travel or a final project? If so, you should consider applying for a Student Research Grants Competition (SRGC) Travel Award. Award levels range from $300-$1,500.
- All students: Do you have questions about fall enrollment (wait lists, swapping sections, course openings, etc.)? For Zoology 151/153-152, contact Jean Heitz (email@example.com). For all other Zoology courses, contact Nazan Gillie (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- To enroll in a Directed Study (199, 299, 699), Honors Thesis (681, 682), or Senior Thesis (691, 692) in iBio, please fill out this Course Authorization Form.