We educate and mentor undergraduate and graduate students within a research-intensive environment. Students enjoy a unique atmosphere in both the laboratory and the classroom that is defined by a mixture of academic rigor and personal relationships. We also offer state-of-the-art research laboratories and core-research support facilities, including confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, and FACS facilities.



full-time faculty


undergraduate students—the 3rd most popular major at BC



active research labs, all within Higgins Hall


in sponsored funding, among 21 sponsored funding actions


Faculty Expertise

Our faculty is skilled in teaching and advising students as well as advancing cutting-edge research. Current areas of faculty scholarship and expertise include cell and developmental biology, microbiology and immunobiology, and bioinformatics. 

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Sciences Around Campus: Collaboration Across BC

All areas of the sciences at Boston College work together to create well-rounded opportunities for their students. The Biology Department encourages students to interact with the other departments on campus in order to broaden students' fields of interest. For more information about the various science and math programs offered:


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