Welcome to The Biology Department

bio_vertThe scope of our interests is broad, extending from molecular biology and biochemistry through cell biology, physiology, neurobiology and behavior, to evolutionary biology and ecology.

In the classroom and the laboratory, our students experience the excitement of exploring what’s known and, more importantly, the questions that remain in these dynamic disciplines.  Within the context of the Williams College liberal arts experience, the Biology curriculum creates a potent intellectual mix that equips our majors for success in many different areas after graduation.


Need Help?

If you have questions about study abroad, Whitehead, Graduate School, WSP 99’s, BIOL 101, BIOL 22, Summer Research or placement exams, contact one of our advisors who are happy to help.

News & Announcements

Congratulations to Ben Maron, who has been named a 2020 Goldwater Scholar

This national scholarship recognizes “the nation’s next generation of leaders in science, engineering and mathematics.”  Ben plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology after graduating from Williams.  Ben’s mentors include Assistant Professor Pei-Wen Chen and Williams Biology Department alum Zuzana...

Honors and Summer Research Open House

Full document:  Honors Research Open House 2020

Neurobiologist, Two-year Visiting Faculty Position, Department of Biology

The Biology Department at Williams College, a premier liberal arts college with a long-standing tradition of excellence in the sciences, invites applications for a two-year visiting faculty position, to begin July 2020. We are especially interested in candidates who can...

Pre-Registration Advising Hours 2019

Pre-Registration Advising Hours for Biology Faculty
View all »