Welcome to The Biology Department

Biology is the fundamental study of life and living systems.  It is a field that is interdisciplinary by nature and constantly evolving.  The educational goals of our curriculum are to foster student excitement about biology and promote science, as a process and way of knowing, not merely content knowledge.  We offer a strong foundation in biology to prepare for diverse and successful careers and to enrich our students’ lifelong engagement with the world in all its diversity and complexity.

Spring 2024 Data Blitz and Thesis Poster Presentations

The department’s thesis students presented their research and findings on Friday, May 3rd. Starting with a short one-minute presentation to a general audience, the event then moved to the second floor of the Hopper Science Center where student posters are displayed.


News & Announcements

Swoap lab publishes paper

Faculty member Steve Swoap recently published a paper in collaboration with Vincent van der Vinne and a group at Oxford:

Stratton Fellowship application available

The application for the Frederick Eugene Stratton 1871 Fellowship in Biology is now available for students interested in applying to be considered. The Stratton graduate fellowship in Biology is awarded each year to a senior from any Williams College Department for further study at an institution...

TA Applications for Fall 2024 are now being accepted!

Please use this link to access the Fall 2024 application.

Fall 2024 Pre-Registration Info Session

The Biology Pre-Registration Information Session for majors, prospective majors, and students interested in taking Biology courses in Fall 2024 will take place Monday, April 22th at 12 noon. Join the Biology faculty and our BMAC members in the first-floor study area of the Morley Science...
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