Biology is the science of life. It is concerned with structure, function, evolution and distribution of all living organisms. The Department of Biology is sufficiently large and its faculty members sufficiently varied in research interest to offer undergraduate and graduate level instruction in all the major areas of biology. It specializes, however, in four broad areas: physiology, cell biology, molecular biology, and population biology. At the undergraduate level specialized programs require completion of a prescribed core of courses which expose the student to general areas of biology, but also give the student wide flexibility in selecting courses.
At the undergraduate level the Biology program includes streams in biomedical science and in biotechnology (specialised honours only). The biology programs is also offered as an iBSc, a degree that requires study abroad and and language and cultural studies as part of the program.
The biology graduate program offers further studies for those interested in pursuing advanced research.