The Department of Biological Sciences provides a high-quality education while you pursue a graduate degree in Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, or Environmental Science at the University of North Texas.
Scholarly research, strong professor-student mentoring, high-quality instruction and professional community service are the foundation of the department.
The cornerstone of our graduate programs is the creation of new knowledge through research. Research is supported through numerous federal, state, private and nonprofit sources. We offer opportunities to conduct research in:
- Aquatic biology
- Forensic biology
- Aquatic toxicology
- Cell and molecular biology
- Environmental science
- Plant sciences
Our faculty members include two internationally renowned researchers in plant science and others who've earned recognition from the National Science Foundation, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Society for Microbiology, among others.
The rigorous curriculum has helped students receive prestigious appointments and awards from organizations such as the Entomological Society of America.
The department's facilities for research and graduate training occur in the Life Sciences Complex and the Environmental Education, Science and Technology Building. The Life Sciences Complex, which has Gold-level LEED certification for sustainability, includes an aquatics laboratory and four climate-controlled rooftop research greenhouses.
UNT provides a wide variety of services exclusively to graduate students. The Graduate Student Writing Support office can help you with writing, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research offers assistance with statistical research.
The Toulouse Graduate School ® offers several professional development workshops, including Thesis and Dissertation Boot Camps. Many of the workshops are available online for your convenience.