The UCF Department of Biology is comprised of a balanced blend of research scientists and classroom lecturers who are committed to maintaining a diverse undergraduate curriculum, creating a dynamic graduate program, and engaging in contemporary research. We have successfully trained thousands of undergraduate students for a range of biology careers including scientists and health care professionals. Furthermore, our broad-based curriculum provides excellent preparation for post-graduate education (e.g. medical, dental, veterinary and graduate school).

Research within the department stretches across a range of biology disciplines, from sub-organismal physiology to ecosystem dynamics. Our competitive MS and PhD programs provide contemporary training in a diverse academic environment. Our students have consistently been employed by many state and federal agencies, colleges and universities, as well as environmental consulting firms and NGOs.

Research Experience for Undergraduates:

Conservation, Restoration, and Communication

This Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site award to the University of Central Florida, located in Orlando, FL, will support the training of 10 students for 10 weeks, starting in late May, during the summers of 2022- 2024. It is anticipated that a total of 30 students, primarily from schools with limited research opportunities or from under-represented groups, will be trained through this program. The program focus meets a critical national need to train students in the fields of conservation and restoration using cutting-edge tools and techniques.

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Biology at the University of Central Florida is to create outstanding undergraduate and graduate academic programs; to engage in novel biological research; and to provide professional expertise to the University and the general public. The Department is committed to maintaining a rigorous learning environment that promotes an understanding of the major principles and concepts in the life sciences, develops critical thinking and communication skills, and fosters a life-long interest in learning. Our faculty commits to promoting an antiracist and inclusive environment for all.

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