The Department of Biology provides a strong foundation in both traditional and modern areas of biology for students preparing for careers in the biological sciences. Careers for our typical graduates span the spectrum from professional study at graduate, medical, dental, veterinary, or other health-related schools to technical positions in biology-related fields in industry or government. You can help us achieve these goals by contributing to our various development funds.

Gifts made without restriction are among the most valuable. They allow departmental leadership to take immediate action when exciting new opportunities arise and to allocate resources where they can have the greatest impact. Currently, these discretionary funds are used to support faculty recruiting events, professional development opportunities for students, undergraduate research, and community building across the department.

Your support is critical to our success. Any monetary contributions you make could be used to support deserving students, provide necessary equipment, or extend our research activities.

If you would like your donation to go to a specific area, please make sure to put the area title in the Comments section of the giving page.


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General Biology Fund

Giving to the General Biology Fund is a great way to target your gift to the Department. Needs change with time but could include anything from helping with the Career Advancement Advising Office to new program development to helping repair critical equipment. Your gift to the General Biology Fund allows the Department to address its most pressing needs.

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Undergraduate & Graduate Students

The greatest asset of an academic department are its students.  They are truly the life blood of any active research department.  Supporting both undergraduate and graduate students through internships, scholarships, travel support and research support is critical to developing our ability to respond to 21st century research needs.

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STEM Education

Reaching out with STEM education to elementary and middle school students has long been a focus of our Department, but in recent years we have greatly increased our participation developing new programs and reaching more students every year.

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Field Research Stations

The Department of Biology is currently developing new field research stations as well as continuing to operate its historical long-term field operations at Feller’s House and with the Marine Turtle Research Program in the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge.  Expanding our field research and teaching capabilities is a priority for our department.

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Supporting UCF is a big part of what it means to be an AlumKnight!

More than 100,000 UCF alumni live and work in the Central Florida region, but it isn’t the only place we’re represented. Our alumni are our brand ambassadors, boosting UCF’s reputation nationwide. Every gift (big or small) to UCF Chemistry counts.

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Keeping in touch has rewards

The UCF Alumni Association is a vast network of working professionals. Together, we engage in community service, offer scholarships, and provide discounts on services, tickets to games and cultural events. Visit the UCF Alumni Association Web site to start making alumni resources your own.