The Department of Biology offers the following programs:
The Bachelor of Science is intended for students wishing to study biology, enter medical school, attend a graduate program in the sciences, or get started in research. The undergraduate minor is intended for students with an interest in Biology, but only enough time to complete a few courses.
Coterminal Master's Program
The coterm program is intended for current Stanford undergraduates with an interest in simultaneously obtaining a Master's degree in Biology.
The Ph.D. program is intended for students who have a Bachelor's and/or Master's degree and seek an advanced degree in the field of Biology.
Student Services Offce
Mission Statement: The Biology Student Services Office partners with university and department faculty and staff to empower students along their educational journeys. Our core values include inclusivity, advocacy, accountability, and integrity.
If you still have questions after reviewing the information on this website, feel free to contact the Student Services Office. Starting 9/20/21 there will be at least one staff member onsite in Gilbert 118 Monday-Thursday from roughly 9am to 4pm. While drop ins are always welcome (even just for candy!), we highly encourage students to schedule appointments. This allows us to better serve you during our meetings and will help with social distancing within the office. Note, there may also be times when onsite staff need to attend other virtual or in-person meetings.
Specific staff contacts are listed below:
- For questions about the undergraduate major, minor or undergraduate research and honors, contact Teri Hankes.
- For questions about the PhD program or Coterminal MS program, contact Lorena Rodriguez.
- For questions about Teaching Assistantships, Postdoctoral Scholar policies, and Visiting Student Researchers, contact Samantha Schwartz.
- For questions about Hopkins Marine Station, contact Abby McConnell.