Research and Education
With 22 faculty and 14 affiliated faculty members from campus, research and education in the Department of Integrative Biology spans all levels of biological organization (from the molecular level to whole ecosystems and regions), considers a diverse range of taxa (microbes, plants, animals) and systems (terrestrial, aquatic), and addresses a wide array of basic and applied research questions. 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.
As one of the largest departments in the College of Letters & Science, the Department of Integrative Biology is home to the biology (L&S), molecular biology, neurobiology, and zoology undergraduate majors. Nearly 2,500 students enroll in our introductory biology courses (Zoology/Biology 101 and 102; Zoology/Biology/Botany 151/153 and 152), and another 1,000 students enroll in a variety of courses in the field of biology.
Please see our courses page for the list of all the course offerings in biology as well as our people page for the diverse research by our faculty.