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Division of Biology
Kansas State University
116 Ackert Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-6653 fax

Welcome to the Division of Biology

The Division of Biology at Kansas State University is a leader in undergraduate and graduate education and cutting-edge research. We have an excellent record in research, teaching, and community outreach. We offer Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in three options: Biology, Fisheries, Wildlife & Conservation Biology, and Microbiology; a Master of Science degree in Biology; and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in two options: Biology and Microbiology. The Division of Biology is one of the largest programs on campus with over 800 undergraduate majors and 65 graduate students enrolled on average every year. Our 55 faculty work to train the next generation of life scientists via our undergraduate and graduate programs. Our faculty include award-winning scientists who have been recognized with national and university awards for their contributions to research and teaching.

The Division is dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of new and existing biological knowledge, in a supportive and diverse environment, to students, professional colleagues, and the public through first-rate teaching, research and outreach. Faculty, postdoctoral associatesgraduate students, and research scientists are highly productive and publish over 130 peer-reviewed articles and books every year. Research programs in the Division are supported with competitive funding from extramural grants and total research funding averages ~$9.5M per year.

We invite you to learn more about the Division and please feel free to visit the departmental office in Ackert Hall. Feel free to contact the Director Brian Spooner or individual faculty members for further information.

Departmental News


In Memoriam: Dr. Ann Stalheim Smith

RWA $1.8 million NIH grant to help tiny gene regulator research at Kansas State University
RWDam realities: Scientists in the Division of Biology explore how small dams in Kansas streams disrupt native fishes
RWThree Kansas State University teams awarded more than $2.5 million by National Science Foundation for research instrumentation
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