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Additional Biological Sciences Information for COVID-19


  • Biology faculty advises students, so please continue to reach out to your advisors just as before. 
  • Our Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Dan Giltz, can also answer advising questions. You can contact him at dangiltz@isu.edu.

Student Resources:

  • Please see our Student Resources page. 
  • Please reach out to your Professors with course-specific questions
  • Please reach out to your advisor (see above) or Dan Giltz (dangiltz@isu.edu) with degree or advising questions
  • If students wish to change their major or add a minor, they can email Dan Giltz with the major and/or concentration they would like to change to or minor they want to add. Please include your Bengal number in the email.

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 7am-5pm


Our Vision: To inspire our students to wonder about the living world and strive to better understand it.

Our Mission: We are a community that advances understanding of the biological sciences through active discovery, learning and engagement with society.

Our Values: 

  • Diversity: We reflect the aspirations, interests, and identities of our communities
  • Community: A culture of mutual trust, respect, accountability, and camaraderie
  • Passion: An enthusiastic dedication to our work
  • Empowerment: Helping individuals realize their talents and fulfill their potential
  • Excellence: An international reputation for innovative scholarship with regional impacts
  • Sincerity: Inspire confidence and reliability in ourselves and others

To learn more about our department and our future plans, please read the BioSci Strategic Plan.

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