Why Major in Biology at Washburn?

The biology department offers broad-based degrees in biology that prepare undergraduates for entering professional schools, including medical school and physician assistant programs. 

Our graduates also attend graduate schools, where they pursue either master's (M.A. or M.S.) degrees or doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in various subdisciplines of biology, including genetics, molecular biology, cellular biology, forensic biology, anatomy, physiology, botany, ecology, evolution, animal behavior, zoology, and many others.

Biology department faculty members are dedicated to providing you with the knowledge and skills to be successful in your future academic or professional pursuits. We have a proven track record in preparing our students to achieve at high levels once they graduate from Washburn. We have a high acceptance rate for those students applying to professional and graduate schools.

Meet alumnus success story Michael Hollins

Michael "Bear" Hollins was a renaissance man during his time at Washburn, starring on the football field, classroom and campus life. Hollins received a bachelor's degree in biology, was a member of several student organizations and was named Homecoming King as a senior. Hollins is now a doctor, working as an optometrist in Kansas City.

Photo Gallery

Faculty helping a student looking at fossils
Student viewing slide under a microscope
Students prepping slide for viewing under a microscope
The exterior of Stoffer Science Hall

Current Students

Find information for current students and learn more about what it means to be a biology major at Washburn.

GET IN TOUCH WITH Department of Biology

Department of Biology
Stoffer Science Hall, Room 202
Washburn University
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Phone: 785-670-2077

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