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Welcome from the Chair

Welcome from the Chair!

Are you fascinated by the living world? Do you want to become a physician, a veterinarian, a dentist, a research scientist, an environmental scientist, a botanist, or an ecologist? What are your career goals? Welcome to USF's Department of Biology, where your goals can be realized because your success is our first priority.

The faculty members in the Department of Biology are committed to providing you with individualized instruction, opportunities for undergraduate research, conferences and travel, and excellence in advising. Each year, USF biology students obtain prestigious summer internships at universities across the country. USF Biology graduates are highly sought after and successful in their chosen career fields. Acceptance rates to medical school, graduate school and other programs exceed 90%.

Once you are here, you will feel the USF difference. The biology department faculty, staff, students, and alumni are part of a larger family, all working to serve one another and continue the tradition of excellence. I encourage you to find out for yourself how special this place is. As Department Chair and USF alumnus, I am confident you will not find a better program anywhere.

Teresa A. Beam Ph.D.

Chair and Professor of Biology

USF Class of ‘91