Department Overview

Explore the science of life from minute strands of DNA to complex ecosystems that stretch for miles and miles.

The Department of Biological Sciences offers opportunities for research and study using the latest technology and equipment, in the lab or in the field.  In faraway tropical rainforests and coral reef habitats or New Hampshire’s own lakes and forests, PSU students work hands-on with faculty members to answer some of life’s toughest questions.

As a biology major you’ll experience:

  • Degree programs in biology, biological science education, biotechnology, or environmental biology
  • Minors in biology and neuroscience
  • Courses in zoology, anatomy and physiology, conservation, ecology, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, and marine biology just to name a few
  • Opportunities for local, national, and international field studies
  • A talented and diverse faculty
  • State-of-the-art laboratory and research facilities, including an electron microscopy suite, 1,400-liter marine aquarium, fully equipped human physiology lab, museum and specimen room, and rooftop greenhouse
  • Partnerships with the Center for the Environment, an innovative regional research center focused on environmental science and conservation.

News and Events

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Annual Undergraduate Symposium

Biology student Rachael Glazner presented a research poster at the 13th Annual Undergraduate Symposium on Sustainability and the Environment at Bridgewater State University on November 22ndwith her faculty mentor Kerry Yurewicz.  Rachael’s poster, “Abiotic and biotic factors associated with variation in stream insect abundance at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, NH,” was one of 56 presented by […]

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Summer Science Camp

In July, Mike Son offered the first Summer Science Camp at PSU called Science Explorers.  This STEM initiated camp was designed to introduce basic sciences (plants/ecology, chemistry, biology & microbiology) to kids in grades 1 through 3.  The camp was very well received by the Science Explorers who were treated to demonstrations and presentations.

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Master Thesis Defense

Rebecca Anderson, a PhD student at the University of Rhode Island, presented her Masters Thesis Defense for her Master of Science in Biology at PSU on Friday, October 3rd at Boyd Science Center.  Becky discussed her ground-breaking research on the effects of the biomedical bleeding process on horseshoe crabs.  141003 Anderson Defense-Bio  

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PSU Accepts $1.5 Million Federal Grant for Scientific Research

Plymouth State University has been awarded over $1.5 million to support faculty research related to biomedical sciences.

Contact Us

Department of Biological Sciences

Chair: Kerry Yurewicz

Boyd Science Center,
Room 211
8 a.m.-4p.m. M-F

Phone: 603-535-3198
(Deborah Healey, Administrative Assistant)
Fax: 603-535-3180

Mailing Address:
17 High Street
MSC 64